Welcome Professor Irina Zherebkina

Irina Zherebkina 19 05 21

The Department of Gender Studies and the Scholar at Risk Programme at LSE are delighted to announce that Professor Irina Zherebkina has been awarded a British Academy Researcher at Risk Fellowship from March 2023, which will allow her to join us at the Department for 24 months.

She is a Professor at the Center of Humanitarian Education at the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (Kharkiv); Director of the Kharkiv Center for Gender Studies and Editor-in-Chief of the Gender Studies Journal. Since the beginning of Russian aggression in Ukraine, Zherebkina has positioned herself as a strong critic of Putin's militaristic politics in her numerous journalist publications and interviews.

Professor Zherebkina has been working as a transnational peace activist for decades, and is widely published on questions of genealogy of women’s subjectivity from East-European modernism to post-USSR and feminist critiques of violence and militarism. While at LSE, she’ll be working on a new project on feminist ethics and non-violence, thinking with and through the complexities of these commitments in the context of Ukraine.  

In addition, Professor Zherebkina is already embedded in the work of the Department through her position as LSE Visiting Senior Fellow and through her role as Advisory Board member of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Network ‘Transnational “Anti-Gender” Movements and Resistance: Narratives and Interventions’

We are looking forward to working with her and welcoming her to the Department!