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Irina Zherebkina

Irina Zherebkina is a Professor of Theory of Culture and Philosophy of Science at V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University and a founder of the Kharkiv Center for Gender Studies.

Image showing Russian bombing damage to Kharkiv National University Building in Kharkiv, Ukraine. The top floor of a white stone building is engulfed in flames with flaming debris in the street.

Writing from a city under siege, a founder of the landmark Kharkiv Center for Gender Studies reflects on the importance of women’s studies after the USSR collapsed, and what it helps us understand about Putin’s war on Ukraine.

Irina Zherebkina