Curriculum Vitae

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

Education

PhD in Political Science
(2013-2017)
Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany

MA in Gender Studies
(2012-2013)
Central European University, Budapest, Hungary

Candidate of Science in Economics
(2004-2008)
Oles Honchar Dnipro National University, Dnipro, Ukraine

MA in International Economic Relations
(2003-2004)
Oles Honchar Dnipro National University, Dnipro, Ukraine

BA in International Economic Relations
(1999-2003)
Oles Honchar Dnipro National University, Dnipro, Ukraine

Academic Positions

FWO Senior Postdoctoral Fellow (10/2021 – 08/2026) KU Leuven, Belgium

EUTOPIA Postdoctoral Fellow (09/2021 – 08/2023) Department of Sociology, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Swedish Institute Postdoctoral Fellow
(01/2020 – 12/2021)
Department of Gender Studies, Lund University, Sweden

Fulbright Scholar
(10/2018 – 07/2019)
Center for European Studies, Florida University, USA

Senior Adjunct Fellow (non-Resident)
(2017-2018)
Institute for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation, Kyiv, Ukraine

Visiting Scholar
(2014-2015)
Center for European Studies, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

Senior Lecturer, Dotsent
(2008-2012)
Faculty of Social sciences, Oles Honchar Dnipro National University, Dnipro, Ukraine

Grants and Fellowships

2022 – Aleksanteri Institute Visiting Fellowship (August- September 2022)

2021/2026 – FWO Senior Postdoctoral Fellowship (Start of the position postponed to Sept 2023 due to EUTOPIA fellowship)

2021/2024 – UNA4CAREER Postdoctoral Fellowship (declined to take EUTOPIA and FWO Fellowships)

2021/2023 – EUTOPIA Post-doctoral Fellowship

2020 – Swedish Institute Post-doctoral Fellowship 

2018 – Fulbright Scholar Fellowship 

2017 – Open Society Foundation’s Think Tank Young Professional Development Program Fellowship 

2013-2017 – DAAD [International academic service of German federal government]. Grant for organization of the Berlin Summer School in Methods in Social sciences (co-organizer) 

2016 – Fellowship for attending the Program in Women’s Studies at Duke University, NC, USA 

2015 – Travel support grant from the College of Europe, Warsaw, and the Ben Gurion University, Israel 

2015 – Travel support grant from the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Germany 

2014 – Full grant from the Inter-University Centre Dubrovnik, Croatia for participation in Summer course 

2014 – Erasmus+ fellowship for stay abroad at the Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey 

2013 – Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship. Humboldt University 

2013 – CEU Summer University Fellowship 

2012 – CEU Full MA scholarship

Language proficiency:


Russian – native speaker
Ukrainian – native speaker


English – academic proficiency (C1)
Spanish – academic proficiency (C1)
Italian – working proficiency (B2)

German – conversational
Swedish – conversational

Slovenian – conversational