Nikolai Gorbachov

Nikolai Gorbachov

Locations:  Lund, Sweden;  Minsk, Belarus;  St. Petersburg, Russia;  Vilnius, Lithuania

Current affiliations

EHU Centre for Gender Studies, Research Associate (2016‑2017; Vilnius, Lithuania)

Lund University, Graduate Student (2015‑2017; Lund, Sweden)
Master of Science Program in Social Studies of Gender


Master of Arts in 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)


Conceptualizations of “Queer” in Belarus (ongoing; Lund, Sweden)

Construction of Youth's LGBTQ-Sexuality in Russia. A Case Study of «Children 404» Project (2015; Vilnius, Lithuania)

The Production of Normativity in the Discourses on Prohibition of “Propaganda of Homosexualism” (2013; Vilnius, Lithuania)

Academic publications

The Production of Normativity in the Discourses on Prohibition of “Propaganda of Homosexualism” (RUS) // On the Crossroads: Methodology, Theory and Practice of LGBT and Queer Studies: Collected Volume. St. Petersburg: Centre for Independent Social Research, 2014

Rescuing Children of “Propaganda of Homosexualism” (RUS) // Women in Politics: New Approaches to the Political. Educational Feminist Journal. Vol. 3. – Prague: Adliga 2013


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

Strategies for Advocacy of LGB Rights in Countries of Eastern Partnership and Russia
International Conference for Activists, Journalists and Researchers (2015; Berlin, Germany)

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

Europe 2014: Humanities Between Past and Future
International Student Academic Conference (2014; Vilnius, Lithuania)

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

Project activities

Days Against Homophobia and Transphobia (2015; Vilnius, Lithuania)
Lecture «Choise or Not? Essentialism and Constructivism in the Discourses on LGBTQ Youth Sexuality in Russia»

«Artes Liberales» Festival (2015; Minsk, Belarus)
Lecture «Children 404: Construciton of Youth LGBTQ‑Sexuality»

Project «Sexual Education» on (2014; Minsk, Belarus)
Video-Lecture «Production of "(Ab)Normal" Identites» (RUS)

International Observation Mission EOTP (2010‑2012)
Elections observation on the presidential elections and the referendum in Ireland (2011) and the parliamentary elections in Slovakia (2012)

Initiative Group of the Presidential Candidate Y. Romanchuk (2010; Minsk, Belarus)
Signatures collection for a candidate nomination. Election observation

Informal Education

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

Sexual Health Education. Training by P6 (2015; Höör, Sweden)

Elections Observation. Courses by EOTP (2011; Vilnius, Lithuania)

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

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

Online Journalism. Training by IBB (2008; Minsk, Belarus)

«BusinessWeek». Summer School by Central Washington University (2006; Ellensburg, USA)

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

Labour experience

Technical Support Specialist (2013‑2016)

Web Developer & Editor (2004‑2013)

Mini Hotel Manager (2012‑2013)

Event Photographer (2011)


The Swedish Institute VISBY Scholarship (2015; Sweden)


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

Swedish (basic),  Ukrainian (basic),  Polish (basic),  Lithuanian (basic)