Dr. Olena Strelnyk obtained her Dr. Habilit. Degree in Sociology in 2018 at Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University, Ukraine. She is the author of “Childcare as work. A sociological perspective on mothering” (in Ukrainian, 2017). Her research and expert work focused on various aspects of gender inequality and women's rights. As a gender expert and researcher, Olena cooperated with UN Women, OSCE, USAID, the Heinrich Böll Foundation, and a number of analytical centers and NGOs in Ukraine. Olena is a public sociologist as well, she systematically writes for Ukrainian and international media resources on gender topics.
Olena was a Visiting Scholar at Risk at the Technical University of Munich from April to September 2022. Since October 2022 she is involved in the project as Mercator Fellow.