Nadzeya Husakouskaya's picture

Nadzeya Husakouskaya

PhD Candidate
  • E-mailNadzeya.Husakouskaya@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 58 89 89
  • Visitor Address
    Allègaten 34
    5007 Bergen
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7805
    5020 Bergen

Transgender studies

Gender and sexualitites in non-Western contexts

Feminism(s) and queer theories

Post-Soviet region and post-Apartheid South Africa;

Embodiment, technologies, (bio)politics and (bio)ethics

Migration and mobility

Feminist methodologies




Russian and Belarusian (proficient user); English (advanced); French, Ukrainian, Polish (intermediate); Lithuanian and Norwegian (elementary)

Developed (and taught) courses at University of Bergen, Norway:

KVIK 206: Embodiment, Biopolitics and Technologies (BA/MA level, 15 ECTS)

Developed (and taught) courses at European Humanities University, Lithuania:

Foundations of Gender Theory (BA level, 15 ECTS)

Theory and Practice of Feminism  (MA level, 30 ECTS)

Gender and Capitalism (MA level, co-teaching with B. Cope, 15 ECTS)

Professional Lexicon in French  (BA level, 15 ECTS)

University: Tradition and Technology of Knowledge Production (BA level, co-teaching with S. Poleschuk, 30 ECTS)

History and Theory of Visual Art (BA level, 15 ECTS)



Journal articles
  • Husakouskaya, Nadzeya. 2016. Queering mobility in urban Gauteng: Transgender internal migrants and their experiences of “transition” in Johannesburg and Pretoria. Urban Forum. Published ahead of print: 1-20. doi: 10.1007/s12132-016-9286-8
  • Husakouskaya, Nadzeya. 2013. Rethinking gender and human rights through transgender and intersex experiences in South Africa. Agenda: Empowering Women For Gender Equity. 27: 10-24. doi: 10.1080/10130950.2013.860268

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)


Husakouskaya N. (2013) Rethinking gender and human rights through transgender and intersex experiences in South Africa. In: Agenda: Empowering women for gender equity, 27 (4), pp10 – 24 (in English)

Husakouskaya N. (2013) Becoming a transgender/intersex internal migrant in Urban Gauteng: challenges and experiences of transition while seeking access to medical services. MA Thesis. Available at: https://www.academia.edu/4389339/Becoming_a_transgender_intersex_internal_migrant_in_Urban_Gauteng_Challenges_and_Experiences_of_Transition_while_Seeking_Access_to_Medical_Services (in English)

Crawley S.L., Husakouskaya N. (2013) How Global is Queer?:  A Co-autoethnography of Politics, Pedagogy and Theory in Drag. In:Holman Jones S., Adams T.E., and Ellis C. (eds.) The Handbook of Autoethnography, pp. 321 – 338 (in English)

Husakouskaya N. (2012) South African LGBT(I) movement today: sexuality, health and migration (non)intersections. Internship Report. Available at: https://www.academia.edu/4713625/South_African_LGBT_I_movement_today_sexuality_health_and_migration_non_intersections_2012_ (in English)

Husakouskaya N. (2008) “Occupation. Mystery”, or Belarusians do not exist. In: Ousmanova A.R. (ed) Belarusian Format: Invisible Reality. Vilnius. EHU, pp. 488-498 (in Russian)

Husakouskaya N. (2007) Towards “l’écriture féminine”. In: Relevant problems of Social Science and Humanities. V.1.Vilnius, EHU, pp. 135-150 (in Russian)

Husakouskaya N. (2007) Politics of Subjection: (Re)forms. In: Relevant problems of Social Science and Humanities. V.1.Vilnius, EHU, pp.151 – 158 (in Russian)

Husakouskaya N. (2007) Experiments of Eugene Mokhorev: between the age and the sex. In: Gender and Transgression in Visual Art, Vilnius, EHU; Moscow, Variants, pp.120 – 149 (in Russian)

Husakouskaya N. (2004) The (im)possible strategies of writing: towards to the Body. In: Variation on Gender, Saint-Petersburg, Aleteja, pp. 53-59 (in Russian)

Husakouskaya N. (2004) Homo familius – the Domestic (Wo)Man. In: “Europe-2003”, EHU, Minsk, pp. 508-519 (in Russian)



Husakouskaya N. (2014) The sex change commission in Ukraine. In:  openDemocracy Russia and Beyond, 22 October 2014. Available at: https://www.opendemocracy.net/od-russia/nadzeya-husakouskaya/sex-change-commission-in-ukraine (in English) and https://www.opendemocracy.net/od-russia/надежда-гусаковская/komissiya-po-по-smena-pola-v-ukraine (in Russian)

Husakouskaya N. (2014) "What does matter for me?" - Drawing the stories. In : MoVE. Method:Visual:Exlore. Available at:  http://www.migration.org.za/page/drawing-stories/move




From English (to Russian):

Ben Cope “Vision and Violence: Moving Pictures” // Visual as/is violence. Vilnius, EHU, 2007. Pp.38-63.

Audronė Žukauskaitė “Transgression in a sentimental style// Gender and Transgression in Visual Art, Vilnius, EHU; Moscow, Variants; 2007.  Pp. 26 – 36.

Laima Kreivytė “Postfeminist” pleasures in Contemporary Lithuanian Art// Gender and Transgression in Visual Art, Vilnius, EHU; Moscow, Variants; 2007.  Pp. 103 – 119.

Audronė Žukauskaitė “Gaze at/is My Desire”// Visual as/is violence Vilnius, EHU, 2007. Pp.214-225.

Alenka Zupancic. Ethics of the Real: Kant, Lacan (Oedipus, or the Outcast of the Signifier)// Gender Studies, Kharkiv, #15, 2005.  

Alenka Zupančič “Eros and Comedy or the Subject and the Surplus Enjoyment”// Gender Studies, Kharkiv,  #11, 2004. Pp. 5-23.

Slavoj Zizek “The Thing from Inner Space”// Gender Studies, Kharkiv,  #09, 2003. Pp. 211-253.


From French (to Russian):

Sartre, Merleau-Ponty: les letters d’une rupture (de Magazine littéraire. Paris,  nº 320,  avril 1994, pp. 68-86) // New Europe, 05 Sept. 2014. Available at: http://n-europe.eu/article/2014/09/05/zh_p_sartr_i_m_merlo_ponti_istoriya_odnoi_perepiski  



MA (2013) in Migration and Intercultural Relations, University of Oldenburg, Germany (EMMIR)

MA (2003) in Gender Studies, European Humanitites University, Belarus 

Ba Hons (2002) in Russian Language and Literature, Belarusian State University, Belarus

Currently I am working on PhD project on transgender politics/bodies in Ukraine. I focus on how transgender politics/bodies are shaped by state medical discourse and governmental techniques in current turbulent geopolitical situation. But also I am looking at how transgender 'issues' are (trans)formed by Western donors' agenda and local NGOs. This research is a continuation of my (academic and personal) interest in non-'Western' contexts in relation to embodiment, governmentality, sexuality and gender.