Core Resource Faculty

Sara L. Crawley is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida, USA, having received a Ph.D. from the University of Florida in Sociology with a concentration in Women's Studies. Dr. Crawley has published widely on gender and sexualities, including a book entitled "Gendering Bodies" (with Lara J. Foley and Constance Shehan), and recently has published several articles on feminist pedagogy and given feminist pedagogy workshops in the United States.

Tuula Juvonen is a senior lecturer of Women's Studies at the University of Tampere, Finland, with a Ph.D. in Social Sciences from the same university. She is to take up a five year position as an Academy Research Fellow, starting in September 2012. In 2007-2010 was Senior Lecturer and the Head of the Program of Women's Studies at the University of Jyvaskyla. Dr. Juvonen has published widely on knowledge production and sexuality from the perspectives of women's and queer studies, as well as taught and practiced feminist and queer pedagogy, also while acting as a Visiting Professor of Queer Studies at the University of Hamburg.


Academic co-directors of the project are Maria Mayerchyk and Olga Plakhotnik

Maria Mayerchyk is Senior Research Fellow at the Visual Culture Research Center of National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Research Associate at the Institute of Ethnology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, vice-director of NGO "Center for Cultural-Anthropological Studies". She holds "kandydat" of history sciences (2003). Her scholarly interests center on the issue of gender regimes and sexual politics in early Soviet history, and post-Soviet queer identities and presentations.

Olga Plakhotnik is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the National Aeronautic University (Kharkiv, Ukraine). She holds "kandydat" in Social Philosophy (2004), and MA in Sociology/ Gender Studies (2007, European Humanities University, Lithuania). Her main fields of interest are philosophy of education, gender theory and methodology, and sexuality studies; she is a national expert in gender analysis of curricula and educational policy in general.

Administrative Director of the project is Olena Boriak, doctor of history sciences (2010), Senior Research Fellow at Rylsky Institute of Arts, Folklor, Ethnology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, director of NGO "Center for Cultural-Anthropological Studies".