Ekaterina Khodzhaeva is an Assistant Professor at the Department of the Sociology, Political studies and Management (Kazan State Technical University), Candidate in sociology (Russian equivalent to PhD). At the moment she finishes her German Chancellor Fellowship at the Research Center for East-European Studies (University of Bremen, Germany). Her main scientific interests are sociology of culture, sociology of religion and sociology of everyday life. She has been conducting empirical researches in Tatarstan since 1998. E-mail: email@example.com.