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Marharyta Fabrykant

Associate Researcher

Adress: Minsk, Belarus

E-mail: marharyta.fabrykant@gmail.com  

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Education and academic positions:

  • 2013–present -  junior research fellow at the Laboratory for Comparative Studies of Mass Consciousness, HSE

  • 2009-present - lecturer at the Belarusian State University.
  • 2006-2009 – postgraduate studies in social psychology at the Belarus State University, Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences, Chair of Psychology.

  • 2001–2006 – graduate studies in social psychology at the Belarus State University, Belarus State University, Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences, Chair of Psychology (Graduated cum laude with an average grade 9.8 out of 10)

Academic interests: social psychology, psychology of higher education, psychology and ethics of organizational relations, cross-cultural psychology.

Research projects:   

  • The nationalist, modernist and modernization of values: Empirical Evidence from 85 Countries (2011-2012)
  • Why So Proud? Individual and Country-Level Predictors of National Pride (2013-2014)

"The nationalist, modernist and modernization of values: Empirical Evidence from 85 Countries" (completed)

Brief review of the project

The main purpose of the Margarita’s study is to provide empirical evidence of compatibility of modernist and modernization approaches to nationalism. That aim was realized in two stages. On the first stage country regression analysis was conducted. It was necessary to provide empirically test of the main widely recognized modernist theories of nationalism. The object of that stage was to explain the differences at the individual level. At the second stage of exploration multi-level regression analysis was conducted to test the predictive power of modernization theories at the individual level. The analysis was based on WVS data.

Results of the study specified spheres and limits, where the use of modernist approaches was possible. Also results of the study confirmed the hypothesis that both approaches can be integrated into a general theory of modern epoch nationalism.

Research Progress:

 

"Why So Proud? Individual and Country-Level Predictors of National Pride" (ongoing)

The aim of this research is to develop a multilevel explanatory model of national pride in comparative cross-national perspective. Most scholars consider national pride to be irrational, destructive, inevitable and essentially unpredictable, while empirical research results (e.g. Smith & Kim, 2006) show country-level correlations between national pride and other attitudes and values. However, this kind of correlation analysis does not provide the explanation of individual and cross-country differences in national pride.

The present research attempts to fill this gap by means of a multilevel regression model. The empirical base of the research is the World Values Survey integrated database. The results prove that national pride is not irrational and unpredictable, but embedded in a set of parameters. Many of them, e.g. work ethics or attitudes to innovations and progress, are not directly related to the subject matter of nationalism. Some apparently relevant indicators, such as a country’s Ethnolingustic Fractionalization Index or an individual’s immigrant background, are revealed to have not predictive power for national pride. These results are important not only in explaining variations in the level of national pride, but also in revealing the broader relevance of nationalism studies for other areas of social research.

Research Progress:


Selected Publications:

  • Fabrykant, M. (2014) ―World War I and Anti-Imperialism‖; ―Neo-Conservatism‖ / The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Imperialism and Anti-Imperialism. Ed.by S.Ba and I.Ness. Palgrave Macmillan (forthcoming). 
  • Buhr R., Fabrykant M. S., & Hoffman S. M. (2014). The Measure of a Nation: Lithuanian Identity in the New Century //  Journal of Baltic Studies , (ahead-of-print), 1-26.  Abstract 
  • Fabrykant M. (2014). Value of (Expla) nation: Testing Modernist Theories of Nationalism // Journal of Siberian Federal University. Humanities & Social Sciences, . P. 152-168. Read online 
  •  Fabrykant M. (2013). Macrosocial Roots of Ethnonationalist Revival: Modes of Narration and Value Configurations //  Narratives of ethnic identity, migration and politics. The multidisciplinary perspective  / ed. by M. Banaś,   M. Dzięglewski. Kraków : Księgarnia akademicka. P. 48-62.  Abstract 
  • Fabrykant, M. (2013) Nationalism in Contemporary World: Comparative Cross-National study” // Obshchestvenniye Nauki i Sovremennost”, 1, P. 141-153 (in Russian)
  • Fabrykant, M. (2012) Public Goes Private: Constructing Narrative of National History in Belarusian Commemorations of Napoleonic War" // Journal of Societal and Political psychology, 6(2): 140-151 
  • Fabrykant, M. (2012) “Theorizing Post-Soviet vs Eastern Nationalism: Implications and Alternatives” // Political Science Almanac, 12(2): 103-111.
  • Dudchik, A., Fabrykant, M. (2012) “Ordinary Tragedy: “Perestroika” of Collective Memory about Chernobyl Disaster in Belarusian History Textbooks”. Anthropology of East Europe Review, 30 (1): 65-81.
  • Buhr, R.L., Fabrykant, M., Hoffman, S.M. (2012). “Youth and Identity in the Post-Soviet Sphere: A Comparison of Lithuania and Belarus”. A paper presented at the 2012 Annual World Convention of the Association for the Study of Nationalities. Columbia University, New York, 19-21 April 2012.
  • Fabrykant, M. (2012) “Lingvističke manifestacije horizonata interkulturalnih očekivanja u narativima o nacionalnom identitetu”. Interkulturalnost, 1(3), 12-30.
  • Fabrykant, M. (2011) National Identity of Belarusian Citizens: Sociopsychological Research (in Russian). Saarbruecken: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing.
  • Sorokowski, P., Szmajke, A., Sorokowska, A., Cunen, B., Fabrykant, M., Zarafshani, K., Amiri, M., et. al. (2011) Attractiveness of leg length: Report from 27 nations // Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 42(1), 131-139.
  • Fabrykant, M. (2010) Understanding of Globalization in Narratives of National Identity: the Case of Belarus // Societal and Political Psychology International Review, 2: 55-63. 

 

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