Elena Zdravomyslova is Professor in the Department of Political Science and Sociology at the European University in St. Petersburg. She is also co-coordinator of its Gender Studies programme. Her research interests include gender in post-Soviet society, women’s social activism, care and emotional work from a feminist perspective and reproductive health. She has held research positions at UC Berkeley (California), the New School for Social Research (New York), the Collegium for Advanced Studies (Helsinki), the Alexanteri Institute (Helsinki), and the Central European University (Budapest). She was a member of the executive committee of the International Sociological Association and the European Sociological Association.