PhD in Political Science, Professor Assistant in Political Science Department at V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University. Alumna of Fulbright Program, former fellow in Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna, participant of the international summer schools on democracy, the EU politics in Estonia and Germany. Earlier Research Assistant at National Institute for Strategic Studies (Kharkiv Branch). The author of series of articles about Ukrainian government institutions, formal and informal politics in Ukraine, executive relationships, peace-building.