I am a social anthropologist working on cultural politics and the changing state in Eastern Europe. My PhD looked at changes of expertise, careers and working conditions in the public sector, specifically heritage preservation in in Ukraine. I wanted to understand how geopolitical turnaround, the collapse of the USSR and the ongoing war in the Donbas altered the aspirations of these architects, curators and civil servants.
My current focus lies at the intersection of world literature and anthropology: I am interested in the institutional and geopolitical context of literary translation and multinational publishing. Aside my academic work I was an editor at Asymtote, a magazine of world literature, and I translate poetry from Ukrainian, Russian and English into Hungarian.