I am a Ukrainian writer, researcher, and curator

I was born in the industrial city of Zaporizhzhia in the South-East of Ukraine three years before the collapse of the Soviet Union. What followed can be called a learning curve. Splitting my time between London and Ukraine since Russia's full-scale invasion.

I have written on topics as diverse as the legacies of Chornobyl, transnational decadent aesthetics, and Ukrainian literature for various publications, including Los Angeles Review of Books, The Guardian, CNN, The Ecologist, openDemocracy.

I have gained a PhD in English and Comparative Literature from Birkbeck (University of London), taught in academia and beyond, and published in peer-reviewed journals such as British Art Studies and Modernist Cultures. I am an Associate Lecturer in Ukrainian Literature at UCL SSEES.

I am (proudly) a special projects curator at the Ukrainian Institute London (UIL). I edit the London Ukrainian Review, curate a writing residency Ukraine Lab and an online course Literatura.  

I regularly give public talks, interviews, and moderate events on the topics of Ukraine's fight against Russia's invasion and Ukrainian traditions of resistance.