Zhanna (Jeanne) Kormina


Thèmes de recherche

  • anthropology of religion
  • Orthodox Chirsitanity
  • Evangelical Christians
  • desecularisation in Russia and post-Soviet space
  • pilgrimage
  • veneration of saints

Zhanna Kormina joined EPHE – GSRL as a program PAUSE laureate in 2022. She completed her PhD in social/cultural anthropology at European University at St. Peterburg, Russia and defended it in 2000 in the Russian State University of Humanities (Moscow). Since 2003 she taught at the Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg introductory and advanced courses in social anthropology, anthropology of religion and ethnographic methods in social sciences. She also taught at universities of Eastern Finland, Penn State (USA) and Turin. Between 2003 and 2014 she served as the dean of Department of humanities at HSE.

She headed several collaborative research projects including “Marking the space religiously: a comparative study of the presence of the Russian Orthodox Church in Russia and France” (2019-2022). The project was conducted together with a French partner team headed by Detelina Tocheva (GSRL).

Zhanna Kormina’s fellowships include Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin (2019-2020), Fulbright fellowship at CUNY, New York (2008-2009), KONE foundation fellowship at the Collegium for Advanced Studies, Helsinki (2004). In 2019-2022 she served as Book reviews editor in the journal of European Association of Social Anthropology – Social Anthropology / Anthropologie Sociale.

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