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Veronika Lapina

Veronika Lapina

Veronika Lapina

Veronika Lapina got her Ph.D. in Sociology from European University at St. Petersburg in December 2016. Her doctoral research Queer Nomads: In-Country Mobility of Sexual Becomings in Russia offers a reparative reading of queer lives at Russia’s periphery trying to depart from a paranoid perspective where homophobia is seen as upholding the explanatory power over the way lives of non-heterosexual residents are structured. Borrowing analytical tools from new materialist philosophy, she explores the existing lacuna within the field of queer sexuality in Russia and challenges the metronormative perspective in studying post-Soviet sexualities. Her work discusses liminality, remembering, and affect-shame, and addresses questions of space-time-mattering.

She is using her fellowship to prepare a dissertation-based book proposal for Duke University Press.