ABOUT

My first book, Superfluous Women: Feminism, Art, and Revolution in Twenty-First Century Ukraine is now available on University of Toronto Press 2020 (click here).

I am currently based at the University of Alberta as the Postdoctoral Scholar for the Contemporary Ukraine Program (CUSP). In September 2019 I was hosted as a Visiting Researcher at IRES: Institute for Russian and East European Studies at Uppsala University in Sweden. I was a U.S. Fulbright Scholar to Ukraine 2017-18 researching and teaching at Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. I was a Postdoctoral Fellow 2015-16  at the University of Toronto Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy. I also have experience as a training specialist in communications and cybersecurity for mid-career professionals in Washington, D.C.  I have also been an Emerging Democracies Fellow at U-Michigan Weiser Center.
 

I completed my Ph.D. at the University of Michigan in 2016 in Slavic Studies with a cognate in History and a competitive residency at the Institute for Research on Women and Gender (IRWG). I earned a certificate in Area Studies from the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (CREEES) and I was in the first cohort of the U-M Initiative in Digital Humanities. I also hold a B.A. in English Literature and a minor in Political Theory from the University of California Berkeley.

I have published peer-reviewed articles in the Anthropology of East Europe Review, The Journal for Ukrainian Politics and Society, and a chapter in the anthology, entitled, Transgressive Women in Modern Russian and East European Cultures: From the Bad to the Blasphemous. I have also completed translations from Russian, Ukrainian, and Polish by contemporary authors, and have written pieces for a more general audience on current issues involving gender and human rights in the context of global affairs.