Tatiana Zhurzhenko studied Political Economy and Philosophy at V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, where she later worked as Associate Professor. From 1994-1999 she was also a co-founder and co-director of the Kharkiv Center for Gender Studies. In 2002 Zhurzhenko moved to Vienna as Lise Meitner Fellow at the Institute for East European History, University of Vienna, where she conducted research on the Ukrainian-Russian borderlands. From 2007-2011 she held an Elise Richter Fellowship doing research on the politics of memory in Eastern Europe at the Department of Political Science, University of Vienna. In 2012-2013 Zhurzhenko worked at the Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki. Since 2005 she has been teaching courses on post-Soviet politics at the University of Vienna. Her research focuses on post-Soviet borders and borderlands, on memory politics, and on gender and feminism in Ukraine. Since 2014 she is Research Director of the Ukraine and Russia programs at the IWM (Vienna).