Elisabeth Schimpfossel (Austria), Researcher, Manchester University

Elisabeth Schimpfossel (Austria), Researcher, Manchester University

Researcher, eser University

Biography:

Elisabeth Schimpfossel got Master`s degree in sociology and history at Vienna University.

Her scientific interests include elite researches, transformation studies, inequality studies, biography research, Russian studies, politics.
In summer 2009 Elisabeth joint the ENRI-East project.

She is author of PhD thesis “Russia's new social upper classes: identity formation and social reproduction”. Her doctoral thesis aims to explore the identity formation of the new social upper classes in Russia, their lifestyles, their tastes and the strategies they pursue to pass on their social and cultural resources to the next generation.