ESR 12: Escape from liberalism. The right-wing turn in Central and Eastern Europe and the problem of ‘otherness’ (Jagiellonian University)
Olena Yermakova studied languages at the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. In addition to her studies, she was an active member of the European Youth Parliament NGO, was elected to the Board of the Ukrainian branch of the organisation twice and organised international educational conferences for young people. This experience sparked her interest in European affairs, prompting her to study for an MA in European Interdisciplinary Studies at the College of Europe in Natolin (Warsaw) and develop an interest in Central Europe as well as migration studies. In between her degrees, she worked for the press team of the Ukrainian Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, gaining experience in government and political communications. Combining her various interests and skills, her doctoral research will carry out a discourse analysis of government communications on migration matters in Poland.
She is supervised by Zdzisław Mach and Magdalena Góra at Jagiellonian University and Isidora Jarić at the University of Belgrade.