Writer and essayist, leading Ukrainian public intellectual. Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Political Studies and Studies of Nationalities (National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine). Research focuses on problems of civil society building in Ukraine, questions of national identity and nationalism. Recent publication: "Russian Robinzon and Ukrainian Friday." There, Inside: Practices of Internal Colonization in Russian Cultural History. Edited by Alexander Etkind (Moscow: Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie, 2012).