I am interested in the transnational sexual politics, nationhood and non-normative identities as interlocked with discourses of geography and temporality, and EUropeanization. I am particularly interested in the figurations of 'Central and Eastern Europe' in queer studies and political imaginaries.
Another area concerns the critical epistemologies of knowledge production in social and cultural studies, esp. in the contexts of the hegemonic geographies ('West and the Rest'), and neoliberalisation of education and academic work. Insights from the post-socialist, post-colonial and de-colonial fields are important for me.
Recently I have been reading into 'friendship' and developing questions concerning well-being, resilience, and resistance as modi operandi of marginalised groups during precarious times.
I am co-Investigator on "RESIST. Fostering Queer Feminist Intersectional Resistances against Transnational Anti-Gender Politics" (2022-2026) (EU Horizon Europe grant no. 101060749). My roles are to lead on Communication and Dissemination work package and to coordinate the Polish case study.
You can read more about the project on: https://theresistproject.eu
I am Principal Investigator on “Friendship for LGBTIQ+ (Post-)Pandemic Social Resilience” (2022) (Napier’s Strategic Research and Knowledge Exchange Fund) together with Dr Katherine Ludwin (Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust). Please get in touch if you have any questions.