Head of the Socio-Cultural Research Department, Levada Center, Russia
From 1972 to 1988 Alexey Levinson worked as a sociologist in several Moscow research organisations and researched urbanisation, leisure, youth culture, and the military. In 1988 he joined VCIOM, the first Soviet and later Russian public opinion research centre. Since 2003, Levinson has worked as Head of the Research Department of Socio-Cultural Research at the Yuri Levada Analytical Center. He is the author and co-author of four books on sociology and social anthropology in Russia. He is also a columnist for Vedomosti, RBC newspapers, and the NZ Magazine. Levinson is also professor at Moscow Higher School of Economics (State University).