I have obtained my Ph.D. at the Department of Psychosocial Studies, Birkbeck College, University of London, UK. My thesis explored discourses of nationhood and homosexuality in the context of 'post-communist transformations' in Poland. (Read more about it, and Download the thesis here). Following on from this project, I have engaged in the study of transnational sexual politics, nationhood and non-normative identities as interlocked with discourses of geography and temporality. I am interested in concepts of the 'West'/Europe and the 'Rest'/Central-Eastern Europe, and how they interlace with discourses of 'development', 'human rights', and 'EUropeanization'.
One significant achievement here to date is my co-edited with Joanna Mizielinska book De-Centring Western Sexualities: Central and Eastern Perspectives (Ashgate, 2011), and a forthcoming article 'Western Leveraged Pedagogy of the Central and Eastern Europe: Discourses of Homophobia, Tolerance, and Nationhood' in Gender, Place and Culture. A Journal of Feminist Geography, and other publications and presentations.
Currently, I have been working on the concept of the 'cultural translation' and the possibility of using the post-colonial theories and methodologies for the study of 'post-communism', and the idea of 'Europe'. I am also invested in the critical epistemological investigation of the hegemonic geo-temporal 'knowledge situations' in gender and sexuality studies.).