Dr. Elena Polyudova is a Distant Associate Scholar at the Institute of Art Education and Culturology at the Russian Academy of Education. She is a member of the Editorial Board of the journal Pedagogy of Art journal and of the Scientific Committee of the journal Social Sciences and Culture. As an author and editor, she has published a number of books and articles on art education and cultural studies, including Current Issues and Strategies in ES Studies (2014), Once Upon a Time in the Contemporary World: Modern Vision of Old Stories (2016), and Soviet War Songs in the Context of Russian Culture (2016). Dr. Polyudova teaches Russian and English languages at several institutions in Silicon Valley, California, USA. Her current interests of studies are the entire multicultural and cross-cultural environment in the modern world, the educational dialogical space in art education and museum pedagogy.