Ruzana Liburkina - Biography


02/2016 - 09/2019 Doctoral researcher and member of the graduate program at the Integrative Research Institute on Transformations of Human-Environment Systems (IRI THESys), Humboldt-University Berlin
10/2011 - 09/2014 MA in European Ethnology, Humboldt-University Berlin
10/2008 – 09/2011 BA in Social & Cultural Anthropology and Media & Communication Studies, Free University Berlin           


Academic Employment

Since 09/2019 Research associate, ERC project CRYOSOCIETIES – Suspended Life: Exploring Cryopreservation Practices in Contemporary Societies, Institute of Sociology, Goethe University Frankfurt
10/2018 – 12/2018 Research associate, IRI THESys, Humboldt-University Berlin
10/2016 – 03/2017 Lecturer, Institute of European Ethnology, Humboldt-University Berlin
11/2014 – 01/2016 Research associate, Laboratory: Social Anthropology of Science and Technology, Humboldt-University Berlin
08/2014 – 10/2014 Freelance researcher, Institute for Research Information and Quality Assurance, Berlin
12/2012 – 03/2015 Research assistant, Centre for Contemporary History, Potsdam
04/2012 – 09/2012 Student assistant, Interdisciplinary Research Centre “Languages of Emotion”, Free University Berlin


Scholarships and Awards

09/2019 THESys Travel Award für einen Vortrag bei der 2019-Tagung der Society for Social Studies of Science (4S): Innovations, Interruptions, Regenerations in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
01/2016 – 10/2018 PhD scholarship provided by the German Federal Environmental Foundation (DBU)



  • Society for Social Studies of Science (4S)
  • European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA)
  • German Sociological Association (DGS)
  • Laboratory: Anthropology of Environment | Human Relations (L:AEHR), Berlin