I am writing a book on social and political experts taking part in the production of American television series. The study is based on 160 interviews with Hollywood professionals. I am contributing to sociology of media production and sociology of expertise.

I am also writing a book about the industry of psychotherapy in Russia. This project is based on 9 month of ethnographic fieldwork and interviews.

My background is history of philosophy, with a focus on Descartes' cogito, Kant's criticism of cogito, Locke and Hume's theories of personal identity, and Lawrence Sterne's response to the philosophy of Locke and Hume. I am curious about phil…

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