2009 – 2013 MA, Anthropology department of the European University at Saint Petersburg.
Major: Cultural Anthropology.
Thesis subject: Contemporary Russian city district: Images, Texts and Practices
2004 – 2009 Specialist, Philological department of the Saint Petersburg State University. Major: General Linguistics. Diploma: Strategies for expressing evidentials in Siberian Yupik.
Participation in projects
2018 – Present Research Assistant (Co.Co.Co.) within ERC-funded project DiGe - Ethnobotany of divided generations in the context of totalitarian regime and its breakdown (ERC-2016-STG – ERC Starting Grant). Project leader: Renata Sõukand (Ca’Foscari University, Italy)
2014, 2015, 2017 Research Assistant within fieldwork team at Chukotka, Russia, within NSF grant ‘A Comparative Study of the Medical Ethnobotany of the Chukchi and Naukan Yupik of Siberia and the Central Alaskan Yup’ik (Award# 1304612)’. Project leader: Kevin Jernigan (University of Fairbanks, USA).
2016 Independent researcher, KB Strelka. Implemented preliminary research and composed a report ‘Event map of Saint-Petersburg’.
2015 – 2016 Research Fellow at the Centre of Applied Research, European University at Saint Petersburg within the project ‘Young generation of a Northern Russian mono-industrial town’, funded by JSC MMC Norilsk Nickel.
2009 – 2011 Proofreader, Editor at RAS Institute for Linguistics Studies: digital processing and translation (Russian to English) of a card index for the Siberian Yupik-Russian-English dictionary within the NSF grant ‘IPY: Documenting Alaskan and Neighboring Languages’.
2016 – 2018 Marketing Analyst at PROMT Ltd – monitoring machine translation market, CX surveys, web-site content management, UX audit, video tutorials production.
2014 – 2015 MOOC Producer at Lektorium MOOC Platform – managing the full cycle of online course production: general coordination, course program design, editing supplementary teaching materials in association with the speakers, camera work, primary video editing, course design management.
2014 – 2015 Translation Project Manager at SmartScape Translation Agency
coordination of the company’s translation / interpreting projects
2013 – 2014 Content Manager at Lektorium MOOC Platform – media library and site administration.
Kevin A. Jernigan, Olga.S. Belichenko, Valeria B. Kolosova and Darlene J. Orr Naukan ethnobotany in post-Soviet times: lost edibles and new medicinals // Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine (2017) 13:61. DOI 10.1186/s13002-017-0188-1.
“My home neighbourhood is my castle”: online discourse concerning city neighbourhoods (Petrozavodsk case study)
Belichenko O. “Svoy rayon – svoya krepost”: gorodskie rayony v Internet-kommuinikatsii (na primere Petrozavodska) // Svoyo sredi chuzhogo, chuzhoye sredi svoego / Red.-sost. E.E. Zhigarina, Yu.N. Naumova. Moscow: Forum, 2016. P. 131-160.