The Educational Feminist Journal, ISSN 1805-4935 (Print), 1805-4943 (Online)



Ekaterina Chikalova is an expert in the sociology of communication, writer and copy-editor. Chikalova is a doctoral student at Herzen University and a junior researcher in the Sociology of Family, Gender and Sexual Relations Department in the Sociology Institute at the Russian Academy of Sciences. Her research interests include gender, media and advertisement, contemporary media representations of fatherhood and masculinity, transformations of parenthood, as well as the issues of motherhood and fatherhood.



Cory Hayden is an artist, activist, and management specialist. He is politically involved with elections of progressive and diverse candidates. His art work reflects the issues of diversity, equality and acceptance in Canada.




Evgenia Ivanova, LL.B, has an M.A. in Gender Studies and an M.A. in Sociology of Law. She is currently a doctoral candidate in Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford. She is a lecturer, coordinator, and research associate at the Centre for Gender Studies at the European Humanities University. She is a Co-Chair of “ADLIGA”—the International Centre for Gender Initiatives: Women for Full Citizenship. She is also the head editor of a Belarusian- and Russian-speaking educational feminist almanac “Women in Politics”—“Zhenschiny v politike: novye podkhody k politicheskomu”. Her research interests include feminist political theories, human rights, gender and citizenship, body and politics, biopolitics, and Chernobyl. She со-authored several textbooks in gender studies, including “Sex/Gender: A Handbook for Lawyers (Pol/Gender: Posobie dlia yuristov)” (2004) and “Sex. Gender: A Handbook for Social Service Officers (Pol. Gender: Spravochnoye posobie dlia gosudarstvennykh sluzhaschikh)” (2005). Website: oxford.academia.edu/EvgeniaIvanova



Alexander PersháiPh.D., is the Managing Editor and Communications and Development Executive for the newsletter of the International Association for the Humanities “The Bridge-MOCT” (www.thebridge-moct.org). He is a Lecturer in the Centre for Gender Studies at the European Humanities University. He is the Head Editor of a Belarusian- and Russian-speaking educational feminist almanac “Women in Politics”—“Zhenschiny v politike: novye podkhody k politicheskomu”. He studies nationalism in Belarus and Eastern Europe with emphasis on issues of identity, language and nation-building. His research interests include nationalism theory, Belarus, Eastern European nationalism, transformations of academia, technologies of archiving and organizing knowledge, interrelations of gender, language and power, and transgender. Pershái authored a monograph entitled “Semantika gendera: Reprezentatsyia gendernykh otnosheniy vo frazeologii [Semantics of Gender: On Gender Stratification in Idiomatic Expressions]” (2014); and an edited collection entitled “Negotiating Space for Gender Studies: Frameworks and Applications” (2005). His works are published in “Nationalities Papers”, “East European Politics and Societies”, “Europe-Asia Studies”, “Slavia Orientalis”, “Neprikosnovennyi Zapas”, “Forum Noveishey vostochnoevropeiskoy istorii i kultury”, “Gendernyie Issledovania”, “Ab Imperio” and other peer-reviewed journals. Website: www.ehu-lt.academia.edu/AlexanderPershai



Olga Petrukovich is an independent researcher and social activist. She holds an M.A. in Sociology and Gender Studies. She contributes to an educational paralegal project for the Belarusian House of Human Rights in Vilnius and the Centre for Gender Studies at the European Humanities University. Her research interests include gender-related politics, social regulations of reproduction, gender and media, and civic society.




Matthew Tegelberg, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Science at York University (Canada). He is a Research Associate with “MediaClimate”, an international network of media scholars based at the University of Bergen, Norway, and Tampere University, Finland. His research examines media representations of indigenous peoples and global journalistic coverage of climate change. His writing has appeared in “Tourist Studies”, “Canadian Journal of Communication”, “International Communication Gazette”, and “International Journal of Cultural Studies”. Tegelberg is an experienced academic editor. He has worked on scholarly manuscripts, journal articles, book chapters and served as an editorial reviewer for “Journal of Professional Communication”, “Tourist Studies”, and “Tourism Management”. He specializes in language and style editing and has worked with authors from around the globe to help communicate their ideas and research in English more effectively. Website: mcmaster.academia.edu/MatthewTegelberg



Anna Zhyn is a Belarusian designer and artist. She works with different media, including photography, painting, soft sculpture and installation. She has had personal exhibitions in “The Ў Gallery”, “London”-Gallery, The Art Palace (Dvorets iskusstv) in Minsk, Belarus, and in the Gallery of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation in Toronto. Her art projects investigate gender discrimination and harassment, as well as other types of social and cultural oppression. Website: www.annazhyn.com