Ivan Kislenko

Ivan Kislenko

Ivan Kislenko

Affiliate Faculty

Ivan Kislenko holds MA in Sociology from Lomonosov Moscow State University and a joint PhD Degree from Ghent University (Ghent, Belgium) and HSE University (Moscow, Russia). His research interests are global sociology, global production of knowledge, southern theory, national and indigenous sociologies, sociological canon, academic dependence, and history of the debates on the decolonization of sociology. He was a visiting researcher at the Centre for Social Theory (Ghent University) with a short-term (September 2019-February 2021) Erasmus+ fellowship for doctoral students and a research assistant at the Centre for Fundamental Sociology (HSE University, 2020-2021). Currently, Ivan is a Fulbright Affiliate Research Fellow at George Mason University (2021-2022) and an online lecturer in sociological theory at HSE University.

Current Research

Global sociology, global production of knowledge in sociology, sociological canon, national and indigenous sociologies, academic dependence, and history of the decolonization of sociology, legacy of WEB Du Bois and Atlanta School of Sociology

Selected Publications

Kislenko I (2022, forthcoming, July) On Colonial Episteme and Decolonial Sociology. Discussing the Canonization of W.E.B. Du Bois // Sotsiologicheskie Issledovaniia (Sociological Studies), vol. 7. (In Russian)

Dale J & Kislenko I (2022, forthcoming, September). Invitation to Transnational Sociology // Global Agenda for Social Justice, Policy Press.

Kislenko I (2022) Southern Theory: Does Sociology Exist Outside the Western Canon? // Monitoring of Public Opinion: Economic and Social Changes Journal, vol. 167 (1), p. 226-244. (In Russian).

Kislenko I (2021) Debates on Global Sociology: ‘Unity and Diversity’ of Interpretations // The American Sociologist, vol. 52, (3), p. 579 –590.

Kislenko I (2019) A Sociological Analysis of Institutional Aspect of Global Sociology of Michael Burawoy // Russian Sociological Review, vol. 19 (3), p. 172-194. (In Russian).

Grants and Fellowships

Erasmus+ University of Zagreb, Faculty of Social Sciences, (Zagreb, Croatia)
September 2017 – February 2018

Erasmus+ Ghent University, Centre for Social Theory, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, (Ghent, Belgium). Visiting Researcher
September 2019 – February 2020

Fulbright, George Mason University, Department of Sociology and Anthropology (Fairfax, Virginia, USA), Affiliate Research Fellow
August 2021 – current


PhD in Sociology, Ghent University, Belgium - HSE University, Russia (2022)

MA in Sociology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia (2018)

BA in Social Work, Belgorod National Research University, Russia (2016)