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.
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
Rituals and celebrations
Self-marriage promises love and fulfilment – but is it a radical act or a depressing concession to self-absorption?
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
This is humankind
If my grandfather could survive the Siege of Leningrad and still distinguish between a German and a Nazi, so can I