Do13Apr18:00Do19:30GeoHello, Europe! Russia Goodbye! Verka Serduchka and the History of Queerness in Ukrainian Pop CultureVeranstaltungsartVortrag

Geo Verka Serduchka


This online lecture will briefly explore histories of queer themes and queer representation in Ukrainian Popular Culture from the late 1990s to the 2020s. Geo will focus on drag performer and Eurovision contestant Verka Serduchka, who, in their reading, embodies a complicated intersection between postsocialist, postcolonial, and queer identities.

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This event is part of the series „New Directions in Research and Art: Perspectives from Ukraine“, organized in cooperation with the Threatened Scholars Initiative of the Open Society University Network (TSI-OSUN). Other events in this series are Feminist Pedagogy and Theory in the Times of Crises and DO{K}VIRA (Trust Cut): Ethics, Politics, and Aesthetics in Documentary Filmmaking. To learn more about TSI-OSUN, visit their website

Geo is a queer-feminist activist from Ukraine, a member of ZBOKU Art Initiative, and an independent researcher and translator.

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