Svet is a queer researcher and an applied psychologist with a focus on gender, sexuality and migration. They received their degree in psychology from Moscow State University and in 2017-2019 they were an Erasmus Mundus student and scholarship holder at the University of Limerick (Ireland) and ISCTE-IUL (Portugal), leading to the defence of their Master’s thesis on Russian queer migrant subjectivities and transnational politics around gendered sexualities.

Before joining INIA, Svet interned at ILGA Portugal where they developed an intervention to facilitate social integration of LGBTI forced migrants and worked as a research assistant (at CIS-IUL, Lisbon) in a range of international projects.

Svet commenced their 36-month Marie Skłodowska Curie fellowship at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona in February 2021.

Outreach activities:

26 September 2022: Stakeholder Event at University of Malta, Valletta Campus

During the sixth INIA network event held at University of Malta, Valletta, INIA PIs and ESRs participated in a stakeholder conference.  This was a very successful event attended by approximately 40 people from the University of Malta and from the Maltese government. The programme for the event can be found here.