PhD in Arts, Associate Professor of Saint Petersburg State University, a member of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA), a member of the Union of Artists of Russia, a member of the Union of Photo Artists of Russia. Engaged with the questions of history and theory of fashion, design and photography. Gives lectures on the theory of contemporary art and photography at the Saint Petersburg State University, at the European University in Saint Petersburg, at the National Research University – Higher School of Economics in Moscow, at the Center for Contemporary Art «Garage» (Moscow) and at the The State Russian Museum and Exhibition Centre ROSPHOTO. Member of the Fulbright Programs and participant of research projects of the Giorgio Cini Foundation, Venice (Fondazione Giorgio Cini). Prize-holder of the state grants of the Russian Federation in the field of theory of culture. Author of books and articles on fashion, design and photography.