Basic Info

First Name
Last Name
University of Helsinki
Law, Sociology

Scholar's Bio

Post-Doctoral Researcher
Short Bio

Alexander Kondakov is a postdoctoral researcher at the Aleksanteri Institute (University of Helsinki, Finland). He is also a research associate at the Centre for Gender, Feminisms and Sexualities (University College Dublin, Ireland) and the Centre for Independent Social Research (St. Petersburg, Russia). Alexander edits the Journal of Social Policy Studies published by the Higher School of Economics in Moscow, Russia. For a decade, Kondakov’s work has been primarily focused on law and sexuality studies, more specifically on queer sexualities and sex work regulation in Russia. His latest research looks at violence against LGBTIQ people in Russia in the aftermath of the “propaganda of homosexuality” bill signed into law in 2013. He has published numerous articles in Sexualities, Social and Legal Studies, and Feminist Legal Studies among others.

Russian, English, Spanish
Recent/Major Publications

Kondakov, A. 2018. ‘Crip Kinship: A Political Strategy of People Who Were Deemed Contagious by the Shirtless Putin’. Feminist Formations, 30(1): 71-90.

Kondakov, A. 2018. ‘Spatial justice: how the police craft the city by enforcing law on prostitution’. In: Understanding sex for sale: Meanings and moralities of sexual commerce. Skilbrei, M-L. & Spanger, M. (eds.). London: Routledge, p. 199-214.

Kondakov, A. 2017. The Feminist Citizen-Subject: It’s not About Choice, It’s About Changing It All. Feminist Legal Studies, 25(1): 47-69.

Kondakov, A. 2017. Prestuplenija na pochve nenavisti protiv LGBT v Rossii [Hate Crime against LGBT in Russia]. St. Petersburg: Centre For Independent Social Research, 96 p.

Kondakov, A. 2016. Teaching Queer Theory in Russia. QED: A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking, 3(2): 107-118.