PhD candidate in Mass Communications and senior lecturer in Media Studies, National University of ‘Kyiv-Mohyla Academy’, Ukraine
Junior Visiting Fellow, Ukraine in European Dialogue
(January – June 2016)
Political Discourse on LGBT Rights in Ukraine Before and After EuroMaidan
Applying the method of discourse analysis to policy documents and messages taken from mainstream online media, this research aims to compare pre- and post-Maidan structural conditions of sexual politics in Ukraine, political alliances involved in the struggle on LGBT rights, and the articulation strategies used by opponents and proponents of LGBT rights. The aim of this project is to explore intersections between sexuality, citizenship, and democracy in particular contexts of post-Maidan transformation and to identify changes in articulations of LGBT rights which occurred after the EuroMaidan revolution.