Doctoral Student


Aleksandr Shirokov’s research interests lie in the field of Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis (EMCA). Since 2015 he has worked on several empirical research projects in the EMCA framework. He used video analysis and EMCA to analyze practices of playing video games. In 2017, he participated in a collective study of the call center at one large Russian city. In this research, he concentrated on the analysis of human-robot operator interaction. Since July 2018, he has been working on another research project devoted to the study of communication patterns of geneticists at a major surgical center in Moscow. In this study, he analyzed how geneticists provide medical information to patients, how they translate this information from professional into everyday language. From March to August of 2019 he was gathering a collection of video recordings of medical consultations with different clinicians at one clinic in Moscow. Now he plans to work with this collection.


Joint Master’s Program of Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences and University of Manchester
M.A., Sociology

Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod
B.A. , Sociology