Position: Associate Professor and Head of the Ph.D. Program in Developmental Psychology
Campus Affiliation: CUNY Graduate Center
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D, General and Developmental Psychology, Moscow State University
Research Interests: Learning and Human Development, Cultural Psychology
Dr. Stetsenko has been a Research Scientist at Moscow State University and also at the Institute of General and Educational Psychology of the Russian Academy of Education; Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development and Education in Berlin, Germany; Invited Visiting Fellow at the Center for Cultural Studies in Vienna, Austria; and Assistant Professor at the Department of Developmental Psychology, University of Bern, Switzerland.
Dr. Stetsenko has been active in developing the sociocultural activity theory and its implications for the issues of human development and learning. The focus of Dr. Stetsenko’s empirical research is on children's and adolescents' social development (e.g., gender, self-concept, motivation) with an emphasis on how this development is shaped by their interactions and activities within sociocultural contexts. Dr. Stetsenko is on the editorial boards of and served as consultant editor to leading scientific journals.