Svetlana Erpyleva is a sociologist, and a researcher with the Public Sociology Laboratory (PS Lab). She holds a PhD degree in Social Sciences from the University of Helsinki. Her dissertation was devoted to the political socialization of civic activists in Russia. She is the author of articles on political socialization, political involvement, and political culture in Russia and Ukraine and co-author of the collective monograph «Politics of Apoliticals» (2015, in Russian). She took part in research projects on civil society, protest movements, and war in post-communist world. Her primary field of research is a research on children and youth, political socialization, and biographical analysis.