Volha/ Olga Sasunkevich

Senior Lecturer

Gender Studies Unit
Visiting address
Renströmsgatan 6
41255 Göteborg
Room number
Postal address
Box 200
40530 Göteborg

About Volha/ Olga Sasunkevich

I have joined the University of Gothenburg in 2017 as a researcher within the project "Spaces of Resistance. A Study of Gender and Sexualities in Times of Transformations" financed by Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation (PI Prof. Mia Liinason). Before that, I worked as a lecturer at the European Humanities University in Vilnius, Lithuania.

My research interests spin around questions of gender, sexuality, migration and ethnicity in Eastern Europe. I work from the regional and transnational perspective beyond the epistemic limits of "methodological nationalism". Besides my native Belarusian and Russian, I speak fluent English and Swedish, rusty German and basic Lithuanian. I also read Polish and Ukrainian.

Together with Monika Frėjutė-Rakauskienė and Kristina Šliavaitė I received Huttenbach Prize 2022 for the best article published in Nationalities Papers in 2021 (…)

I coordinate the research network MiDem-Migration and Democracy: Confronting Illiberalism in the Baltic Sea Region (financed by the Swedish Institute)

Since January 1, 2023, I am a scientific coordinator for the Graduate School The Future of Democracy: Cultural Analyses of Illiberal Populism in Times of Crises (FUDEM) financed by the Swedish Research Council.

I teach gender studies on all levels and I am willingly supervise or review PhD dissertations related to my fields of expertise.