Sveta is a queer researcher and an applied psychologist with a focus on gender, sexuality and migration. She received her degree in psychology from Moscow State University and in 2017-2019 she was an Erasmus Mundus student and scholarship holder at the University of Limerick (Ireland) and ISCTE-IUL (Portugal), leading to the defence of her Master’s thesis on Russian queer migrant subjectivities and transnational politics around gendered sexualities.

Before joining INIA, Sveta interned at ILGA Portugal where she developed an intervention to facilitate social integration of LGBTI forced migrants and worked as a research assistant (at CIS-IUL, Lisbon) in a range of international projects.

Sveta commenced her 36-month Marie Skłodowska Curie fellowship at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona in February 2021.