David O'Brien

David O'Brien (Ph.D.IndianaUniversity) is Professor of Rural Sociology at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He and Dr. Valeri Patsiorkovski, ISESP, Russian Academy of Sciences, have completed eight household sample surveys, including a five wave panel study, that monitor changes in Russian rural life from 1991 to the present. They will continue this work during Dr. O’Brien’s Fulbright visit, focusing on integrating statistical survey results with qualitative and historical indicators of change in the Russian countryside. Information on surveys and publications can be found on the following websites:

The Fulbright Program in Russia. Institute of International Education.
Strastnoy Bulvar 8A, 4th floor, Moscow, Russia 107031
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