I grew up in Moscow where I studied journalism and freelanced for a number of professional political media outlets, including TV, radio, printed press, and online media.

I subsequently left Russia for Sweden, where I got a Master’s in Social Science at Uppsala University and later moved to Stockholm where I currently reside. In my Master thesis, passed with distinction in 2015, I explored the rethinking of feminism by the Swedish political party’s Feminist Initiative that attempted to include all discriminated groups into a traditionally women’s discourse, thereby bringing together intersectional feminism and the theory of radical democracy.

My interest in participating in left-wing alternative media is related to my broader interest in poststructuralism, democratic theory, progressive politics, and the New Left. I’ve been engaged in activism as a coordinator of the Stockholm collective of Democracy in Europe Movement 25 (DiEM25) and occasionally write for Russian media.