PhD Candidate, School of Modern Languages


Researcher, translator, writer, Viktoriia graduated from V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University majoring in English and German Linguistics. In 2014 she went on to coordinate international volunteer projects under the auspices of Service Civil International. In 2016, she interned at UNA Exchange with the European Voluntary Service. In 2018-2020, Viktoriia was awarded Erasmus Mundus Master’s scholarship with Crossways in Cultural Narratives programme. She studied at the Universities of Tubingen, St Andrews, and Bergamo. In 2020 Viktoriia presented her Master’s dissertation (The Influence of Street Art on Community Development in Kharkiv, Ukraine). In September 2020, she joined the project “(Un)Archiving (Post)Industry” implemented by the Center for Urban History jointly with the University of St Andrews. In 2021 she started her PhD research at the University of St. Andrews.

Selected publications

‘Aesthetics of Frontier in the Red Night Trilogy and Interstate 60’, Grivina, V. 2013. Vistnik of Kharkiv Karazin National University. No 1078. Philology, Issue 68, P. 195 – 199.

‘Interrelation between the Author and the Text in William S. Burroughs’s Naked Lunch and Chuck Palahniuk’s Fight Club’, Grivina, V. 2014. Problems of Literary Criticism. Chernivtsi: Chernivtsi National University, Issue 89, P. 247 – 255.

‘Transgressive acts and repetition in William S. Burroughs’s Naked Lunch and Nova Trilogy’, Grivina, V. 2013. World Literature on the Crossroads of Cultures and Civilizations. Issue 7. Simferopol: Crimean Archive, P. 65 – 73.

‘Kramatorsk’s Rebellious Gene’, Grivina V. 2021. Transitions Online. Sept. 16, 2021, online, [].