Ella L. Paneyakh is a docent in the Department of Sociology in Higher School of Economics -- St. Petersburg. Previously she worked as a professor in the Department of Political Science and Sociology at the European University at St. Petersburg, and as a Director and Senior researcher in the Institute for the Rule of Law in the same university . She defended her Ph.D. (kandidatskaya) in 2015 at Pacific National University. Previously, she studied as a doctoral candidate in the Sociology Department of the University of Michigan (2002-2009), and received an M.A. from the Department of Political Science and Sociology at the European University at St. Petersburg (2001). In 1996, she received a specialist diploma in Economics in the St. Petersburg University of Economics and Finance. Her publications include a book and about 30 articles.
Rules of the Game for the Russian Entrepreneur. Moscow: Co-libri, 2008 (in Russian).
"Faking Performance Together: Systems of Performance Evaluation in Russian Enforcement Agencies and Production of Bias and Privilege," Post-Soviet Affairs, 2014 30(2-3): 115-136.
"Official Against Entrepreneur: Manipulation of Law as the Basic Control Technique in Post-Soviet Russia," Russian Polity: Russian Political Science Yearbook. Moscow, 2008.
"Concept for Comprehensive Organizational and Managerial Reform of the Law Enforcement Agencies of the RF," (English translation, by Stephen D. Shenfield), co-authored with Vadim Volkov, Ivan Grigor’ev, Arina Dmitrieva, Ekaterina Moiseeva, Mikhail Pozdniakov, Kirill Titaev, Irina Chetverikova, and Mariia Shkliaruk, Statutes and Decisions 48(5), September–October 2013.