The participation of LGBTQ+ people in the war effort cannot be ignored
Interview for the Forum for Ukrainian Studies Ostap Kushnir: In your opinion, what major gender-based challenges in social and political life has Ukraine faced, resolved, or failed to resolve since the beginning of the war in 2014? Maryna Shevstova: When it comes to legislation, Ukraine has been on the right path and demonstrated good progress. This…
One call or message can change someone’s destiny or give them hope
An interview with Ukrainian MSCA postdoctoral fellow Maryna Shevtsova. An interview with MSCA Portal, full version available here
Do wars have a sexual orientation? On the Russian invasion, LGBTQ rights and civil society resistance in Ukraine
This piece, I wrote for Feministeerium, aims to prove the legitimacy of those concerns by offering a brief reflection on how this war affected the Ukrainian LGBTQ community.
Podcast: Resisting Russian propaganda: on nationalism in Ukraine
According to the Russian government, the goal of invading Ukraine was to “denazify” the country and its leadership and “to protect people” who have been “subjected to bullying and genocide». The trope of Ukraine «nazification» has been enormously highlighted and elaborated within the official Russian discourse since 2014. Since the Crimea annexation and the war…
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