Irina Pichugina (SOCI '21, Russia)

September 26, 2019

Irina graduated from the National Research University Higher School of Economics with a Bachelor degree in History. Afterwards, she took courses at the Master's programme in Advanced Migration Studies at the University of Copenhagen. Her work history includes research assistance at the Moscow Archives and working in online media; and volunteer work in art and education.

What’s the one thing we should know about you?

I believe that art can inspire not only individual transformative experiences, but also have a broader societal impact. This is the topic I wish to investigate in my further research.

Why did you choose your course of study here?

Since my research interests include socially engaged art practices, I felt the need to deepen my knowledge in sociology of art, and CEU seemed to be the right place to do it.

What do you hope to gain from your time here?

Apart from enhancing my research skills and knowledge in my research area, I am looking forward to meeting like-minded people and joining CEU international community. I hope that experience gained at CEU will help me test myself and navigate me through my future career choices.