Viktoria Lavriniuk

Viktoria Lavriniuk is a second-year PhD student in the Feminist and Gender studies at the University of Ottawa, Canada. She holds a master’s degree in economics and management from the Belarusian State Economics University. Before entering academia, Viktoria was a part of the United Nations Population Fund team on promoting gender-sensitive agenda and gender mainstreaming practices in policies and programs in Belarus. Her main research interest lies on intersecting of gender and religion from the postcolonial perspective, and precisely she is interested in the ways in which women’s religiosity can be translated into liberatory practices and by this challenge kyriarchal power of the Church.