I am a Ukrainian writer and researcher based in London

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.

I have written on topics as diverse as the legacies of Chornobyl, food waste, and transnational decadent aesthetics for various publications, including The Ecologist and Los Angeles Review of Books, and edited the London Ukrainian Review.

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 have also co-edited Decadent Writings of Aubrey Beardsley (forthcoming with MHRA).

I have built and keep running the Aubrey Beardsley Society. It is a jolly hybrid of an open-access digital archive and publication platform as well as an exercise in community building.

I am developing a solid media and public engagement profile which draws on my expertise in all things Decadence and Eastern Europe. I have given public talks, interviews, moderated Q&As, and featured in a short film.