My research interests are in the fields of the anthropology of knowledge and the sociology of migration. On the crossroads of these fields I explore the relocation of ideas and people, and study both the cultural change in post-Soviet Russia and the Russian speaking collective in Israel. These topics inform the syllabi of the classes I teach at BGU on "Russia in Israel", "Traveling ideas", "Post-Socialist Condition, "Culture in Migration".
I was graduated at Hebrew University of Jerusalem and joined Ben Gurion University in 2007. From 2005 I am affiliated with the research staff of the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute. In 2011-2013 I take part in the research group “Therapy in Translation: Knowledge, Culture and Politics” at Minerva Humanities Center at Tel Aviv University.
Currently I am engaged in two major research directions: one traces the modes of adaptation of therapeutic/psychological knowledge in the intellectual and popular culture in post-Soviet Russia.
Another research project, conducted together with Prof. Nelly Elias, deals with the religious transformation of the post-Soviet immigrants in Israel.