Curriculum Vitae

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


PhD in Political Science
Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany

MA in Gender Studies
Central European University, Budapest, Hungary

MA in International Economic Relations
Oles Honchar Dnipro National University, Dnipro, Ukraine

BA in International Economic Relations
Oles Honchar Dnipro National University, Dnipro, Ukraine

Academic Positions

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

Visiting Fellow (04/2023 – 06/2023) Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain

Visiting Fellow (08/2022 – 10/2022) Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki, Finland

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)
Institute for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation, Kyiv, Ukraine

Visiting Scholar
Center for European Studies, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

Grants and Fellowships

2022 – Emma Goldman Award (Flax Foundation)

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 the 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 a Summer course 

2014 – Erasmus+ fellowship for the 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 (B1)
Swedish – conversational (B1)

Chinese (Mandarin) – HSK 2