Svetlana V. Shibarshina

Svetlana V. Shibarshina

Candidate of Sciences in Philosophy (Russian equivalent for PhD).


Senior Lecturer (since 2015), Senior Research Fellow (since 2018).
National Research Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod,
Faculty of Physics, Department of Philosophy.

Deputy Editor (since 2017):
The Digital Scholar: Philosopher’s Lab, a peer-reviewed scholarly journal, published by Lobachevsky University Press.

Research and teaching interests

Philosophy and history of science, science and society studies, science communication, practical philosophy, language and mind problem.

Major publications

On some conceptual background of Imre Lakatos’ thought. Epistemology and Philosophy of Science, 2018, vol. 55, no. 3, pp. 51–55.
Online Academic Social Networks and “Digital Mobility”, in: Mobility as a Measure of Soft Power: Theory, Practice, Discourse. Proceedings of All-Russian Conference (October 2018, Ekaterinburg). Ekaterinburg, 2018, pp. 102–104. (In Russian)
Interdisciplinary Trading Zones and Types of Mediation, in: History and Philosophy of Science in the Time of Change. Collected Papers. Moscow, 2018, vol. 6, pp. 82–84. (In Russian)
‘Field’ philosophy and the problem of interactions between philosophers and varied social groups. The Digital Scholar: Philosopher‘s Lab, 2018, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 190–211. (In Russian)
Trading Zones in Philosophy: The Russian Perspective / S. Shibarshina, O. Shnyreva, A. Feygelman // 4th International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts: SGEM 2017 conference proceedings extended scientific sessions. Vol.1, 2017, pp. 270-278.
New Evolving Internet Spaces of Science Communication, in: The Philosophy of Science and Technology in Russia: Challenges of Information Technology. Collected Papers. Vologda, 2017, pp. 371–373. (In Russian)
The Hypothetico-deductive Method of Scientific Inquiry: Field of Use and Basic Interpretation / S. Shibarshina, A. Dorozhkin. Herald of Vyatka State University, 2017, no. 2, pp. 11–17. (In Russian)
‘Context of discovery’ problem in the latest studies in psychology of science. Historical, philosophical, political and legal sciences, cultural studies and art studies. Theoretical and Practical Issues, 2016, no. 6 (68), vol. 1, pp. 210–213. (In Russian)
B.L. Whorf on Cosmos, Individual and Language, in: ATINER’S Conference Paper Series PHI2014-1269. Athens, 2014. Available at:
Methodological analysis of hypotheses in linguistics (on the example of B.L. Whorf’s views). Vestnik of the Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod: Social Sciences, 2013, no. 3 (31), pp.162–167. (In Russian)

Fellowships, awards and honors

Senior Researcher, Grant of Russian Science Foundation “Non-Humboldt trading zones: an idea and project of the new infrastructure of science” (2018-2020)


Member of Russian Society for History and Philosophy of Science.


2010 – 2013: Postgraduate studies
Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod, Russian Federation
Department of Social Sciences
Doctor’s degree in Philosophy (2015)
Doctoral dissertation: “On the Problem of Suggesting and Testing Hypotheses in the Social and Human Sciences.”

2008 – 2010: Master’s degree in Philosophy
Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod, Russian Federation
Department of Social Sciences.
Thesis: Philosophical Problems of Discourse.

1999 – 2004
State Linguistic University after N. A. Dobrolubov, Nizhni Novgorod, Russian Federation
Department of English Translation and Interpretation
Diploma of specialist in international journalism,
Diploma of specialist in translation (in the sphere of mass media)

Foreign languages: English, Spanish.



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