Lidiia Demchenkoread bio
Lidiia Demchenko is a Ukrainian polyglot who knows 6 languages. She majored in Translation Studies at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv and took part in an Erasmus Mundus exchange at the Università degli Studi della Tuscia in Italy for two semesters. Furthermore, she volunteered for a year in Spain with an EVS programme, helping immigrant minorities to adapt to the local community. Lidiia participated in various projects for intercultural dialogue and human rights promotion as she aspires for a career in the international cooperation sector. Her main field of interest is Gender Studies and Women’s Studies which she aims to research within Yenching Academy. She is one of the active representatives of Ukrainian feminist movement and a fierce human rights advocate. The China Studies’ interdisciplinary approach draws her attention as a tool to encourage dialogue between the East and the West.