Iuliia Gataulina

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Iuliia Gataulina, M.Sc. (1994) is a PhD researcher in the Academy of Finland funded project Assembling Postcapitalist International Political Economy; in 2018–2022 she has also been working as a PhD researcher in the project Towards Good Neighbourliness with Higher Education Cooperation funded by Kone foundation. In her research, Iuliia analyzes politics and political economies of contemporary university. The interest lies in problematizing claims about neoliberalization of higher education in the context of postsocialist realities, authoritarian political system and state control. Moreover, Iuliia analyses the imaginaries for postcapitalist university.

Language skills

English - Advanced

Russian - Native

French - Pre-Intermediate

Grants and awards

In December 2021, Iuliia has received a one-year individual funding from Kone Foundation to finalise her doctoral research; the project is titled "Assembling postsocialist university: Politics of higher education in Russia".

Previously, Iuliia was a part of two research group applications: Assembling postcapitalist international political economy (Academy of Finland; PI: Anni Kangas) and Towards goof neighbourliness with higher education cooperation (Kone Foundation; PI: Sirke Mäkinen). 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Social Sciences, Political Sciences, Translating gender equality: Nordic initiatives in the Russian context

Award Date: 28 Jun 2017

Master of Social Sciences, Political Sciences, Translating gender euqality: Nordic initiatives in the Russian context, St. Petersburg State University, Russia

Award Date: 17 Jun 2017

Bachelor of Social Sciences, Political Sciences, Ulyanovsk State University

Award Date: 13 Jul 2015


  • JZ International relations
  • International political economy
  • Ethnography
  • Critical university studies
  • Assemblage thinking
  • Postsocialism(s)


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