Dmitry Rudenkin is an associate professor at Ural Federal University, Russia. His research interests include political sociology, youth studies, and methodological issues of political sociology.

Dmitry graduated from the Faculty of Political Science and Sociology, Ural State University, Russia, in 2010 and received a PhD degree in Ural Federal University, Russia in 2013. In 2018 he completed the yearly cycle of the Council of Europe Schools of Political Studies. In 2019 he participated in the educational program «Civic Education for a Society of Citizens. Advanced Course», which was organized by the Council of Europe Schools of Political Studies in Riga (Latvia) and Berlin (Germany).

He is a member of the Research Committee for Political Sociology of the Russian Association of Political Science. In 2009-2015 he took an active part in the development of the Youth Department of the Russian Association of Political Science and was elected as its president for a period between 2009 and 2012.

As a researcher, Dmitry specializes in conducting empirical sociological projects. He has spent most of his life in Yekaterinburg, Russa, where he has got a wide experience of implementation of sociological research. In 2010-2021 he was involved in the implementation of more than 20 sociological projects in the area of political consciousness and political behavior of contemporary Russian youth. In 2017 he was invited to work in the Russian Public Opinion Research Center (WCIOM), where he has improved his skills in conducting large-scale sociological projects. In 2018-2021 he was a leader of 3 scientific projects, which were supported by Russian Scientific Foundations.

During his visiting fellowship at MCC, he will focus on the issues of collective memory about the Socialist period in Russian and Hungarian Societies.