Historian, graduated from Dnipropetrovsk University (2001) and the program in East European Studies at Warsaw University (2003). Received Ph.D. ("candidate of science" degree) in 2005 from the Ivan Kryp'yakevych Institute for Ukrainian Studies at the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (advisor - Yaroslav Isayevych). In 2004-2006 - guest lecturer at Trier University (Germany); 2006–2008 – senior research fellow at the Institute for European Studies at the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine; in 2009–2010 роках – advisor to the director of the National Institute for Strategic Research. In 2006–2010 – member (later - head) of the expert commission of the program "Social Capital and Academic Publications" of the International Renaissance Foundation. In 2008-2010 - editor in chief of the journal Ukraïna Moderna. Frequent contributor to journals Krytyka, Ab Imperio, Osteuropa, Nowa Europa Wschodnia, Arcana, Suchasnist', Belaruski Histarychny Ahliad. Editor in chief of the portal www.historians.in.ua.