Ekatherina Zhukova


Ekatherina Zhukova is Senior lecturer in Political Science at Lund University, her research interests including feminist foreign policy; humanitarianism and development; disaster, vulnerability, and trauma; and qualitative research methodology.

Zhukova worked on projects focused on the role of gender in humanitarian programmes to disaster survivors (2017-2018) and the influence of social media on humanitarian photography (2018-2020). She has got her PhD in Political Science from Aarhus University, Denmark, where she studied how different states address long-term consequences of nuclear disasters (2012-2015).

Since 2018, Ekatherina has been a founding member of the Anthropology of Humanitarianism Network (AHN – The European Association of Social Anthropologists – EASA).

”Whoever is afraid of feminism, is afraid to admit and accept that, fundamentally, women are strong beings. In various societies, over centuries, political leaders have made use of many skills and tricks to keep women power under control. On the other hand, power comes with responsibility – always. Admitting that you are strong means taking responsibility for this power. Sometimes that overwhelms.”

Liliana Popescu
Vice-Rector SNSPA
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