Olena Lyubchenko - Brooklyn Institute for Social Research

Olena Lyubchenko

Olena Lyubchenko is a PhD Candidate in Political Science at York University, Toronto with specialization in Political Theory, Women and Politics, and Comparative Politics.  Her research and teaching focuses on the making and transformation of the Soviet Union, primitive accumulation, capitalist multilinearity, neoliberal restructuring, and financialization of social reproduction as well as struggles around life-making.  Olena is interested in collaborative work, international dimension of social transformation, and history from below approaches. Olena’s dissertation draws on social reproduction feminism and traces the transformation of the gender contract and citizenship model from the Soviet to the post-Soviet era in Russia. She is a co-editor of the recent Change and Continuity: Canadian Political Economy in the New Millennium