The Unknown Feminist of Fin-de-siècle Europe: Lesia Ukrainka
Lesia Ukrainka: Fin-de-siècle Ukrainian Feminism
Nasha Kasha: Lesya Ukrainka
Nasha Kasha is a weekly radio program about Ukrainian life broadcasting from Ontario, Canada. I gave a short talk on the writer Lesya Ukrainka for the show dedicated to her 150th anniversary on 21 February 2021 (you can hear me speak from 15:50).
Talk at Tate Britain
London 19C Studies Seminar
My invited talk on Aubrey Beardsley's legacies in Eastern Europe opened the 2020-21 series of the London Nineteenth-Century Studies Seminars (1 October).
invited speaker and Moderator
Q&A with the film director Roman Bondarchuk during the Ukrainian Film Days (moderator), Curzon Soho (8 December 2019)
Q&A with the film director and former political prisoner Oleg Sentsov (moderator), Ukrainian Institute London (16 November 2019)
Unbroken Women: screening and discussion about Ukrainian women prisoners of war (panel speaker), Kings College London (6 November 2019), organised by Dr Olesya Khromeychuk
The Trial: The State of Russia vs Oleg Sentsov (panel speaker), Bloomsbury Studio / UCL SSEES (14 January 2019), organised by Dr Uilleam Blacker
During 2018-2019, I was the coordinator of the London branch of the global campaign Prisoners' Voice which advocates for the release of Ukrainian political prisoners unlawfully jailed in Russia and the Russia-occupied Crimea. My role involved recruiting volunteers, organising demonstrations, liaising with Met Police, appointing stewards, inviting speakers, and raising public awareness through social media. In addition, I have run several screenings and training days for community members, including workshops on writing letters to political prisoners. As part of this campaign, I have partnered with NGOs and cultural centres such as English PEN, Amnesty International, Cambridge Ukrainian Studies, School of Slavonic and East-European Studies, Molodyi Teatr London, British-Ukrainian Aid, Ukrainian Institute in London, and Embassy of Ukraine to the UK.