Mariia Semashyna

Subjects: English Literature, Modern Languages, Social Anthropology
Division: Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences
Position: Mentor, Module leader
Years: 2020-2021, 2022-2023

Mariia has studied gender studies at Central European University and philology at Kyiv-Mohyla Academy in Ukraine, and has completed short research stays at the University of Helsinki, Finland, and Södertörn University, Sweden. She earned her MA at CEU and is currently completing a PhD on how gender and embodiment were thought and written in the Russian avant-garde literature and philosophy of the 1930s. Her academic interests include Soviet and Russian studies, affect studies, human and the non-human, women’s literature and canon formation, biopolitics, and queer theory. She enjoys painting, running a small blog about rare and old Ukrainian words, learning new things, and long walks.