Centre for Research on Discretion and Paternalism Bergen

Iryna Chatsverykova

Iryna Chatsverykova

Predoctoral Fellow


Iryna Chatsverykova is a Predoctoral Fellow at Center for Research on Discretion and Paternalism and the Department of Government (University of Bergen). She holds a Master’s Degree in Political Science and Sociology from the European University at St. Petersburg.

You can find a complete list of Iryna’s publications here.

MA in Sociology from the European University at St. Petersburg.

ML in Law from the Department of Law of the Belarusian State University, Minsk, Belarus.

Get to know Iryna

Can you describe your office space?

Many notes, both monitors are always busy, and many drawings of my daughter.

Is there a book you’d recommend within your field?

The Behavior of Law (1979) by Donald Black. The book is a classic in the sociology of law. Black argues that the law can be interpreted as “governmental social control” and can be measured as a quantitative variable. According to this perspective, the amount of law varies across societies regarding stratification, morphology, culture, organization, and social control. The book contributed enormously to the empirical studies of law.

Is there a TV-show you are binging?

Brassic. It brings me both laughter and tears.

Your friend sets you up on a blind date with someone famous – who do you hope it is?

Stephen Fry. He is an amazing actor, writer, and person.

Which podcast are you listening to right now and why?

Fortell meg om. It helps me both to learn Norwegian and to answer many questions from my almost-5-years-old daughter.

And a place you’ve been where you’d like to go back?

Iceland. I would like to go back again and again.