Category Archives: Sofia Rukhin

The Role of Age, Gender, Education, and Income in Shaping Egyptian Citizens’ Perceptions of the Most Vital Features of Democracy

Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt, February 2011. Source: https://publicintelligence.net/egyptian-revolution-photos-february-2011/              Demotix / Mohamed Elmaymoney. Used with Permission.   Late January and February 2011 marked a giant step in the history of Egypt toward a previously unknown, but for millions, desperately desired, democratic … Continue reading

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From Hobby to Business: Beauty-Fashion Blogging on YouTube

Blogging as a trend on the Internet has become extremely popular during the last decade. People all over the world have begun writing on a variety of topics—music, news, education, cooking etc. Basically, anyone who finds himself/herself experienced in an … Continue reading

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Exploring the Sociological Agenda – Or, What Do I Want to Do in Sociology?

Before coming to Virginia Tech in August 2013, I earned my bachelor’s degree in Sociology at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow.  I would not say that I fell in love with this discipline immediately as some of my … Continue reading

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