Nikolai Gorbachov

Nikolai Gorbachov

EHU Centre for Gender Studies, Research Associate


Master of Science in Social Studies of Gender, Major in Sociology
Lund University (2018; Lund, Sweden)

Master of Sociology, Major in Cultural Studies
European Humanities University (2015; Vilnius, Lithuania)

Bachelor of Communication and Information, Major in Media and Communication
European Humanities University (2013; Vilnius, Lithuania)

Work & volunteering

Social Researcher (since 2012)
LGBT+, queer and gender studies. Qualitative research methods

Web Editor, Journalist (2006‑2012; Minsk, Belarus)
Content management and journalism for online media

Electoral Observer (2010‑2012; Ireland; Slovakia; Belarus)
Observation missions for political elections and state referendums

Political Activist (2010; Minsk, Belarus)
Member of the initiative group of the presidential candidate Y. Romanchuk

Technical Support Specialist (2013‑2016; St. Petersburg, Russia)
Customer and partner support. Billing, online payments. DMCA control

Web Developer (2004‑2013)
Web design and development. HTML, CSS, PHP; WordPress; SEO

Hotel Manager (2012‑2013; St. Petersburg, Russia)
Reservations, registrations, accounting. Staff supervision. Advertisement

Informal education

Study and Practice of Nonviolent Action. Action Institute (2018; Kyiv, Ukraine)

Python Programming Essentials. HSE (2018; Coursera)

Swedish Language and Culture. SFI (2015‑2016; Lund, Sweden)

Sexual Health Education. P6 (2015; Lund, Sweden)

Elections Observation. EOTP (2011; Vilnius, Lithuania)

Radio Journalism. BBC WST, EuroRadio, EHU (2010; Vilnius, Lithuania)

Lithuanian Language and Culture. LitPro (2010; Bertashunai, Lithuania)

Online Journalism. IBB (2008; Minsk, Belarus)

BusinessWeek. CWU (2006; Ellensburg, WA, USA)

Web-Design. IATP (2004; Minsk, Belarus)

Conferences & festivals

Queer Narratives in European Cultures: Subjectivity, Memory, Nation (2018; Riga, Latvia)

Multiculturalism. Gender. Identity. Queer Studies in the Post‑Soviet Region (2017; Kyiv, Ukraine)

Strategies for Advocacy of LGB Rights in Countries of Eastern Partnership and Russia (2015; Berlin, Germany)

Days Against Homophobia and Transphobia (2015; Vilnius, Lithuania)

Artes Liberales (2015; Minsk, Belarus)

Europe 2014: Humanities Between Past and Future (2014; Vilnius, Lithuania)

Fragments of Gay and Lesbian Studies in Belarus (2014; Vilnius, Lithuania)

On the Crossroads: Methodology, Theory and Practice of LGBT and Queer Studies (2013; St. Petersburg, Russia)


The Swedish Institute VISBY Scholarship(2015; Sweden)


Russian (first language),  Belarusian (vernacular),  English (fluent),

Ukrainian (basic),  Swedish (basic)