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Larisa G. Titarenko

Larisa G. TitarenkoLarisa G. Titarenko

Doctor of Sociological Sciences, Professor

Professor of sociology department (1995), doctor of sociological sciences (1993). Member of the New-York Science Academy (1997), honorary member of International Education Society (2007) and The Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences of The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (1996).

She is a sociologist and philosopher, an expert at history, theory and methodology of sociological researches. She is an author of works at sociology of youth, culture, public opinion, religion, and urban sociology.

She was born in Minsk. She graduated from Philosophy Department of the Faculty of History Sciences of the Belarusian State University with a diploma of the professional sociologist (1975). In 1978, after finishing postgraduate course, she has defended a candidate's dissertation at philosophy, and in 1992 - a doctor dissertation at sociology. Her creative development is connected with BSU: Applied Sociology Research Department, Philosophy and then Ethics and Aesthetics Departments. She has been working at Sociology Department since it was founded.

Larissa Titarenko is a member of International Sociology Association (since 1982) and International Institute of sociology (since 1996). Worked on probation abroad: at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (1996), at Woodrow Wilson International Center (1998-1999). She lectured sociology in the USA (1999-2000) and Poland (2003). She is also a participant of international research projects in such spheres as European values, socialization of young people, urban sociology, life quality and ecology.

She is a coordinator of Belarusian and European scientists' relations in the course of Seventh Framework Programme.

She is a member of editorial boards of many Belarusian and foreign scientific journals.

She has published more than 500 works in 8 languages, including more than ten teaching aids and eight monographs. She is an author and joint author of sociological encyclopaedias and manuals, monographs on problems of sociology theory, transformation and democratization of postsoviet society, sociology of youth, culture and gender sociology.

She was a Laureate of Picheta Prize in 2009.

Major works:

1. Technological determinism: theories, ideological functions. Minsk 1981.

2. The Knowledge. The Computer. The Society. Minsk, 1992. (co-author with V. Geroimenko, A. Lazarevich).

3. Western Sociology Technocratic Conceptions. Minsk, 1993.

4. Values and Post-Soviet Youth. Problem of Transition. Milan, 1995 (co-author).

5. Public Opinion in Belarus. Wash., DC, 1999.

6. Global Trends in Women's access and Leadership. Wash., DC, 2000.

7. Democratic Citizenship in Comparative Perspective. San Diego, 2003. (co-author).

8. Gender Sociology, Minsk 2003.

9. Values of Modern Belarusian Society: Gender Aspect. Minsk, 2004.

10. National Identity and Social and cultural Values of Population in Modern Belarusian Society. Minsk, 2006.

11. Demokratická kultura v České republice: Občanská kultura, éthos a vlastenectví ze srovnáacího pohledu Praha: Academia: 2007 (co-author).

12. Modern Western Sociology: reading-book (co-author with G. SokolovaMinsk, 2008.

13. Public Opinion Sociology. Minsk, 2009 (co-author)