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Ekatherina Zhukova

PhD | Researcher

Political Science

Main research or teaching areas

  • Feminist foreign policy
  • Humanitarianism and development
  • Disaster and crisis
  • Qualitative research methodology

Current teaching and research

My main research interests include feminist foreign policy, humanitarianism and development, disaster and crisis, and qualitative research methodology.

Together with my colleague Malena Rosén Sundström, I am a co-PI on the project ”Sweden as a Norm Entrepreneur: The Case of the Feminist Foreign Policy”, financed by Riskbankens Jubileumsfonden (2020-2022). Our colleague Ole Elgström acts as a senior advisor on the project.

Previously, I was a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Gender Studies (Lund University), working on the role of gender in humanitarian projects to disaster survivors. I was also a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Communication (University of Copenhagen), where I looked at the influence of social media on humanitarian photography.

I got my PhD in Political Science from Aarhus University where I studied how different states address  long-term consequences of nuclear disasters. I spent my PhD stay abroad at the Department of Sociology at Yale University.

I teach courses on different methodologies in qualitative research (e.g., fieldwork, interviews, discourse analysis, etc.) and supervise master and bachelor theses.  

I am a founding member of the Anthropology of Humanitarianism Network (The European Association of Social Anthropologists - EASA) and a participating member in the CRISIS Advanced Study Group and CRISIS Theme at The Pufendorf Institute for Advanced Studies at Lund University. I am also an affiliated researcher with the Copenhagen Centre for Political Mobilisation and Social Movement Studies (CoMMonS).


Retrieved from Lund University's publications database



Retrieved from Lund University's publications database


Retrieved from Lund University's publications database

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E-mail: ekatherina [dot] zhukova [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se


Department of Political Science


Department of Political Science
Lund University
Visiting address: Allhelgona kyrkogata 14 (House: Eden)
Postal address: Box 52, SE-221 00 LUND
Telephone: +46 46-222 89 52

Faculty of Social Sciences