Researcher, Center for East European and International Studies (ZOiS), Berlin
Сompleted degrees in Political Economy (1989) and Philosophy (1993) at the V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University (Ukraine), where she subsequently taught as Associate Professor. In 2002, her academic career brought her to Austria. From 2002 to 2004, she was a Lise Meitner Research Fellow at the Department of East European History, University of Vienna with a project on the Ukrainian-Russian Border in National Imagination, State Building and Social Experience. From 2007 to 2011, she was an Elise Richter Research Fellow at the Department of Political Science, University of Vienna with a project on the Politics of Memory and National Identity in Post-Soviet Borderlands: Ukraine/Russia and Ukraine/Poland. Both projects were supported by the Austrian Science Fund. She has been teaching East European Politics at the Department of Political Science, University of Vienna since 2005. From 2014 to 2018, she was in charge of the Ukraine and Russia programmes at the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) in Vienna. Zhurzhenko was a visiting scholar at the Universities of Helsinki and Toronto as well as Harvard University and London Metropolitan University. She joined ZOiS as a researcher in July 2021.