Svetlana Stephenson

Reader at London Metropolitan University. She is a Candidate of Sociology. She started her professional career at VCIOM in 1988. Svetlana is the author of two monographs, Crossing the Line: Vagrancy, Homelessness and Social Displacement in Russia (Ashgate, 2006) and Gangs of Russia: From the Streets to the Corridors of Power (–°ornell University Press, 2015), and many articles in Russian and in English on perceptions of social justice, shadow and criminal urban communities, and the problems of violence and social control.