My Publications

Books and Edited Volumes

LGBTI Politics and Value Change in Ukraine and Turkey
Exporting Europe?
(Routledge, 2021)

LGBTQ+ Activism in Central and Eastern Europe: Resistance, Representation and Identity (edited with Radzhana Buyantueva) Palgrave Macmillan, 2019

LGBTI Asylum Seekers and Refugees from a Legal and Political Perspective (edited with Arzu Guler and Denise Venturi) Springer, 2019

Refereed Journal Articles

Religion, Nation, State, and Anti-Gender Politics in Georgia and Ukraine, Problems of Post-Communism 2022

Choosing to stay? Lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer people and the war in Ukraine (Gender Update), European Journal of Politics and Gender

Fighting ‘Gayropa’: instrumentalization of LGBT rights in Ukrainian public debate. Problems of Post-Communism, 2020.

Post-social revolutions of intimacy. (with Alexander Kondakov and Yuliya Gradskova), Sexuality and Culture, 2020.

Learning the lessons from the Euromaidan: ups and downs of civil society activism in Ukrainian public sphere. Special issue of Kyiv-Mohyla Law and Politics Journal, 2017.

Friend of Foe? Foreign donors’ role in formation of civil society in Ukraine. Special issue of Socio.hu Social Science Review, 2017.

Conducting LGBTI movements research in the post-soviet context: bridging the gap between activism and academia and other challenges in Special issue of Bulletin of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, 2017.

Book Chapters

Being LGB (T) in Turkey: life-long search for a drive for democratization and social struggle in Worldwide Perspectives on Lesbians, Gays and Bisexuals: History, Culture and Law Gerber, P. (Ed.), Praeger Press, in press.

Constructing an imaginary LGBT refugee: media coverage of asylum policy in Germany. Kristina Hens (Ed.), „Refugees and Queers. Politische Bildung an der Schnittstelle von LSBTTIQ und Flucht/Migration/Asyl“,  Bundesstiftung Magnus Hirschfeld, 2019.

Introduction (with Radzhana Buyantueva) in Buyantueva, R. and Shevtsova M. (eds.) LGBTQ+ Activism in Central and Eastern Europe: Resistance, Representation and Identity  Palgrave Macmillan, 2019.

Conclusion (with Radzhana Buyantueva) in Buyantueva, R. and Shevtsova M. (eds.) LGBTQ+ Activism in Central and Eastern Europe: Resistance, Representation and Identity  Palgrave Macmillan, 2019.

Introduction (with Arzu Guler and Denise Venturi) in Guler A., Shevtsova M. and Venturi. D. (eds.) LGBTI asylum seekers and refugees from a legal and political perspective: persecution, asylum and integration. Springer: Berlin, 2019.

Conclusion (with Arzu Guler and Denise Venturi) in Guler A., Shevtsova M. and Venturi. D. (eds.) LGBTI asylum seekers and refugees from a legal and political perspective: persecution, asylum and integration. Springer: Berlin, 2019.

Strategies to fight homophobia in post-Euromaidan Ukraine: constructing a good gay citizen and Ukrainian homonormative patriotism in O. Burlyuk, and N. Shapovalova (eds.) Civil Society in post-Euromaidan Ukraine: From Revolution to Consolidation, Ibidem Verlag, 2018.

Euromaidan and the Echoes of the Orange Revolution: Comparing Resource Mobilization and Resistance Practices of Protest Camps in Ukraine in 2004 and 2013 in A. Feigenbaum, F. Frenzel, and P. McCurdy (eds.) Protest Camps in International Context: Spaces, Infrastructures and Media of Resistance, Policy Press, 2017.

 Queering Gezi and Maidan: instrumentalization and negotiation of sexuality in the protest movements in Non-Western Social Movements and Participatory Democracy Protest in the Age of Transnationalism, Arbatli, E., Rosenberg, D. (Eds.), Springer, 2017.

Book reviews

‘Intimate investments in drag king cultures: the rise and fall of a lesbian social scene’ Gender, Place & Culture, 2019.

Other publications

Democracy Quarantined? Authoritarian Regimes and Protests During the Pandemic. ISPI Online, July 7, 2021

On COVID 19 and commercial surrogacy in Ukraine. For Feminist Perspectives on COVID-19. June 30, 2020.

Ukraine’s Civil Society and Zelensky: A Romantic Affair or Guest Marriage? Commentary for ISPI online. April 17, 2020.

The EU-Russian relations and the Ukrainian conflict. The energy union, association agreement and gas negotiations: whose interests are at stake? Commentary for AVIM,  26.04.2015 (https://avim.org.tr/en/Yazar/Maryna-SHEVTSOVA)

Prospects for peace in Ukraine? Summit in Minsk: from August 2014 to February 2015. Commentary for AVIM, 25.02.2015

Report summary: human rights watch report rights in retreat: abuses in Crimea. Report for AVIM, 26.11.2014