Титаренко Лариса Григорьевна

Larisa G. Titarenko

Doctor of Sociology, Professor


Professor of sociology department (1995), doctor of sociological sciences (1993). Member of the New-York Science Academy (1997), honorary member of International Education Society (2007) and The Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences of The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (1996).

She is a sociologist and philosopher, an expert at history, theory and methodology of sociological researches. She is an author of works at sociology of youth, culture, public opinion, religion, and urban sociology.

She was born in Minsk. She graduated from Philosophy Department of the Faculty of History Sciences of the Belarusian State University with a diploma of the professional sociologist (1975). In 1978, after finishing postgraduate course, she has defended a candidate's dissertation at philosophy, and in 1992 - a doctor dissertation at sociology. Her creative development is connected with BSU: Applied Sociology Research Department, Philosophy and then Ethics and Aesthetics Departments. She has been working at Sociology Department since it was founded.

Larissa Titarenko is a member of International Sociology Association (since 1982) and International Institute of sociology (since 1996). Worked on probation abroad: at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (1996), at Woodrow Wilson International Center (1998-1999). She lectured sociology in the USA (1999-2000) and Poland (2003). She is also a participant of international research projects in such spheres as European values, socialization of young people, urban sociology, life quality and ecology.

She is a Belarusian National Contact Point for Social-Economic Sciences and Humanities and for Science-and-Society spheres within the Seventh Framework Program and Horizon-2020 Program of the European Union.

She is a member of editorial boards of many Belarusian and foreign scientific journals.

She has published more than 500 works in 9 languages, including 10 textbooks and 15 monographs. She is an author and joint author of sociological encyclopaedias and manuals, monographs on problems of sociology theory, transformation and democratization of postsoviet society, sociology of youth, culture and gender sociology.

She was a Laureate of Picheta Prize in 2009.

In 2019 she was awarded with the National medal of Francisc Skorina for scientific success.