Born in 1975.
1995 — Graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy of Moscow State University.
1999 — Degree, Institute of European Cultures of the Russian State University for the Humanities.
1998 — PhD, Cultural Sciences.
Since 2003 — Associate Professor, Faculty of Humanities / School of Cultural Studies, HSE.
Stepanov is currently Deputy Director at the Poletayev Institute for Theoretical and Historical Studies in the Humanities.
Lives in Moscow.