THE books podcast: interview with Svetlana Stephenson

In-depth discussion with Gangs of Russia author

January 15, 2016
Svetlana Stephenson, London Metropolitan University

Download the podcast

Books editor, Karen Shook, speaks to Svetlana Stephenson, a London Metropolitan University sociologist and author of Gangs of Russia: From the Streets to the Corridors of Power, about her life as a university student in the USSR, her summer as a visiting fellow in the "paradise" of the University of Kent, the undreamed-for changes in society and the academy ushered in by Mikhail Gorbachev's reforms, and interviewing “the lads” of Kazan gangs about criminality, masculinity, social mobility and the code of the street.

You've reached your article limit

Register to continue

Registration is free and only takes a moment. Once registered you can read a total of 6 articles each month, plus:

  • Sign up for the editor's highlights
  • Receive World University Rankings news first
  • Get job alerts, shortlist jobs and save job searches
  • Participate in reader discussions and post comments
Register

Have your say

Log in or register to post comments

Featured Jobs

Most Commented

United Nations peace keeper

Understanding the unwritten rules of graduate study is vital if you want to get the most from your PhD supervision, say Kevin O'Gorman and Robert MacIntosh

Eleanor Shakespeare illustration (5 January 2017)

Fixing problems in the academic job market by reducing the number of PhDs would homogenise the sector, argues Tom Cutterham

Houses of Parliament, Westminster, government

There really is no need for the Higher Education and Research Bill, says Anne Sheppard

poi, circus

Kate Riegle van West had to battle to bring her circus life and her academic life together

man with frozen beard, Lake Louise, Canada

Australia also makes gains in list of most attractive English-speaking nations as US slips