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Eduard Ponarin


Professor at the Higher School of Economics, Russia

Eduard Ponarin holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Michigan (the USA) and is a tenured professor at the Higher School of Economics (Russia) where he directs Laboratory for Comparative Social Research. He is Russia’s representative in the Word Values Survey Association and a member of that organization’s Executive Council. Before joining Higher School of Economics, he taught at the European University at St. Petersburg (1998-2008) where he served as the Chair of Political Science and Sociology (2005-2008). He also served on PONARS Executive Board in 2003–2006. Professor Ponarin’s research interests include survey research, comparative sociology, nationalism and identity politics, and Islamic societies.

Policy Briefs

The Durable Effects of Gender Policies: Social Change in Arab Countries

In a nutshell Gender inequality constrains the economic development of Arab countries. The level of gender inequality ... read more

Working Papers

Historical Legacies and Gender Attitudes in the Middle East

This paper focuses on transformations of gender attitudes in a set of Arab societies covered ... read more


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