UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)


Bohdana Kurylo awarded BASEES PSG Article Prize 2022

29 April 2022

Bohdana Kurylo

SSEES PhD student Bohdana Kurylo has been announced as one of two joint winners of the 2021 BASEES PSG Polish Article Prize for her article Counter-populist performances of (in)security: Feminist resistance in the face of right-wing populism in Poland, Review of International Studies 48/2 (2022), 262-281. 

In the article, Kurylo analyses collective feminist performances of (in)security enacted during the All-Poland Women’s Strike of 2020-2021, skilfully challenging the tendency of International Relations scholarship to view populism, security, and gender through a predominantly negative prism. 

The prize committee remarked: "Overall, the article’s contribution lies in its abundant empirical detail, rigorous and sophisticated application of feminist methodology, a thorough theorisation and extension of conceptual frameworks, and relevance to the politics of struggle in the current Polish context and beyond. The article will be of interest to audiences far broader than Polish Studies, Security Studies and Social Movement Studies."

Watch Bohdana's interview with BISA below for a more detailed overview of the article:

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The prize was awarded jointly with Anna Dobrowolska for the article “‘Everyone dreams about leaving’: Debates on Human Trafficking in State-Socialist Poland”. 

Congratulations to Bohdana for this achievement!