@ University of Helsinki
Alexander Kondakov, PhD in Sociology, is a research fellow at the Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki, Finland. He is also a research associate at the Centre for Gender, Feminisms, and Sexualities of the University College Dublin, Ireland. Alexander serves as the deputy editor-in-chief for the Journal of Social Policy Studies published by the Higher School of Economics in Moscow. For a decade, Kondakov’s work has primarily focused on law and sexuality studies, more specifically on queer sexualities in Russia. He is the author of a report on hate crimes against LGBTIQ people in Russia that has shown the rise of violence after the adoption of the gay propaganda bill. His publications include articles in Sexualities, Social and Legal Studies, and Feminist Legal Studies, among others.