Lecturer in sociology, Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences
is a sociologist and the debate editor of openDemocracy Russia. She was born in St Petersburg and lives in Berlin, and is working on a book about perceptions of love in Russia and in the West.
This is humankind
If my grandfather could survive the Siege of Leningrad and still distinguish between a German and a Nazi, so can I
Gender and identity
Love in the West is consumerist – we choose a partner to give us what we think we need. But Russians do things differently
Rituals and celebrations
Self-marriage promises love and fulfilment – but is it a radical act or a depressing concession to self-absorption?
Technology and the self
The quantified heart
Artificial intelligence promises ever more control over the highs and lows of our emotions. Uneasy? Perhaps you should be
Polina Aronson & Judith Duportail