Centre for Independent Social Research, Russia

CISR is a non-state non-commercial research institute founded in 1991 with the goal to develop cutting edge social research in Russia. The Centre conducts research on a wide variety of themes, including ethnicity, migration, nationalism, border studies, informal economy, labour relations and unions, environmental sociology, the politics of memory and others. The position that CISR occupies in the research community is connected with the organisation's methodological preferences: CISR's researchers are primarily guided by a constructivist sociological methodology and work with qualitative methods. The Centre also operates as a resource centre for students and scholars, hosts a library, a large research archive and holds frequent seminars and conferences on a range of topics.

Contact: Elena Nikiforova, elenik@bk.ru
Visiting address
: office 301, Ligovsky prospect 87, St. Petersburg
Postal address: Centre for Independent Social Research, P.O. Box 193, 191040 St. Petersburg, Russia
Phone/fax: + 7 812 718 3796
E-mail: centre@indepsocres.spb.ru

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Dr. James Scott
Project manager
Ph: (+358) 50366 0653
Project information
Project duration: 01.03.2011-28.02.2015
Lead partner: University of Eastern Finland
Total budget: 3 386 700 €
EU contribution: 2 644 090 €