TALK, Berlin: “Between state of exception and everyday banality: Precarious borders in the post-Soviet space”

Speaker: Prof. Tatiana Zhurzhenko (Institute for Human Sciences, University of Vienna, Austria)

When: 6 p.m., Thursday, 29 November 2018

Where: Zentrum für Osteuropa- und internationale Studien (ZOiS), Mohrenstr. 60, 10117 Berlin

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Prof. T. Zhurzhenko was born in Kharkiv, Ukraine, where she studied Political Economy and Philosophy at Kharkiv State University (today V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University) and ganed her PhD in Social Philosophy in 1993. She was Assistant and then Associate Professor at the same university (1993-2010). From 1994-1999 she was also a co-founder and co-director of the Kharkiv Center for Gender Studies. In 2002 she moved to Vienna as Lise Meitner Fellow at the Institute for East European History, University of Vienna, where she conducted research on the identities and discourses in the Ukrainian-Russian borderlands. She held an Elise Richter Fellowship doing research on the politics of memory in Eastern Europe at the Department of Political Science, University of Vienna (2007-2011). In 2012-2013 Zhurzhenko worked at the Aleksanteri Institute (Finnish Centre for Russian and Eastern European Studies), University of Helsinki in the research group on Russian identity in the Media. She was awarded research fellowships at the London Metropolitan University (1998, 2001-2002), IWM (2001), Toronto University (2002) and Harvard University (2012). Since 2005 she has been teaching courses on post-Soviet transformations, gender and feminism, and memory politics at the University of Vienna. Her research focuses on post-Soviet borders and borderland identities, on memory politics in Eastern Europe, and on gender politics and feminism in Ukraine. She hase been serving as Research Director, Russia in Global Dialogue (2014-2018) and Research Director, Ukraine in European Dialogue. Full CV.