Daria Skibo graduated from the Master's program in Gender Studies at the Department of Political Science and Sociology at the European University at St. Petersburg in 2014. She received her first education at the Voronezh State University (2007-2012), successfully completed the program in Sociology. In 2009-2012 she received a scholarship of the Oxford Russia Foundation, as a student of the Voronezh State University. Since 2013, she has been affiliated with the Centre for Independent Social Research in St. Petersburg (first as a librarian and an office administrator, later as a Research Fellow). In 2015-2016, she collaborated with the Laboratorium: Journal of Social Sciences as an editor in chief. In 2016, she spent six months as a Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna (Austria) on the basis of the Alexander Herzenn Scholarship. With the support of the ZUSAMMEN: ÖSTERREICH Akademie Scholarship Daria participated in the European Forum Alpbach-2016 (Austria). From 2016 to the present, she is a member of the four-year KAS Eastern Partnership School of Excellence program for young leaders from the countries of the Eastern European Partnership and Russia. In 2017-2018, she worked as a Deputy Dean at the Faculty of Comparative Political Studies at the North-West Institute of Management of the RANEPA.

Project Summary

The purpose of the project is to generalize the experience of field research in the border region and describe what mechanisms of constructing ethnic identity currently exist in Belgorod (Russia), how they were formed in the conditions of function as a border region and how they were transformed in a military-political crisis in relations between Russia and Ukraine. The project goes into a broader study conducted in conjunction with Tatyana Zhurzhenko (IWM, Vienna, Austria) in 2016 (supported by St.Gallen University, Switzerland), whose overall goal is to understand how the border region is being transformed in the context of the military conflict between Russia and Ukraine.

Major Publications

2017. Five Years of Russia’s Foreign Agent Law. Open Democracy Russia, August 2017. In English or In Russian.

2016. Structural Inequality in the Third Sector: How law and legislative drafts produce, support and organize hierarchical systems among the NGOs, BRIKS Law Journal. Vol. III (3):117-137. PDF
2016. “Being the Foreign Agent: How to survive under the pressure of the law” in Modern challenges to civil societies and states in Europe and Russia: threats and security vs solidarity and human rights. Collection of articles of participants of the Seventeenth international competition of scientific works of students and young scientists "Galatea" ed. by Vladimir Kostushev. 2016: 12-33. Link. In German: »Ausländischer Agent«: Wie könnte man in Russland unter dem Druck des Gesetzes überleben, in Russland-Analysen 323:2-7. PDF