Vacancies for Ukrainian scholars in danger

Resources for Ukrainian scholars in danger

New publications:

Looking for Stepan Bandera: The Myth of Ukrainian Nationalism and the Russian ‘Special Operation’

Choosing to stay? Lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer people and the war in Ukraine

Religion, Nation, State, and Anti-Gender Politics in Georgia and Ukraine

About me

Honored to receive Emma Goldman Award 2022 with other amazing and inspiring women!

Political scientist and human rights activist with an interdisciplinary background (International Economic Relations, Gender Studies, Psychology, Political Science).

Currently a Visiting Professor and EUTOPIA Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.

I am also a Senior FWO Fellow (2021/2026, start postponed due to EUTOPIA fellowship).

In June 2022, I proudly joined the Board of AtGender, The European Association for Gender Research, Education and Documentation, a broad association for academics, practitioners, activists, and institutions in the field of Women’s, Gender, Transgender, Sexuality, and Queer studies, feminist research, women’s, sexual and LGBTQI rights, equality, and diversity.

I hold a Ph.D. degree in Political Science from Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany, and a degree of Candidate of Science in Economics from Oles Honchar National University, Dnipro, Ukraine.


My research interests and expertise include human rights and, in particular, rights of LGBTQ+ people, gender equality, queer migration, urban studies, space and sexuality, anti-gender movements in Europe, heteroactivism, and political homophobia.

Outside academia, as a diversity and inclusion expert, coach, freelance consultant, and trainer, I offer gender and diversity audits, mentorship for young scholars, workshops on fundraising and writing grant applications for scholars and NGOs, seminars, and talks on tolerance, diversity, sexual education, sexuality, grant-writing, gender equality, and other topics upon request.