Kondakov, Alexander

University College Dublin (Ireland)


Alexander Sasha Kondakov, PhD, is assistant professor at the School of Sociology, University College Dublin, Ireland. He is also an editor for the Journal of Social Policy Studies published by the Higher School of Economics in Moscow, Russia. Alexander studied sociology of law at the International Institute for the Sociology of Law in the Basque Country. Kondakov’s work is primarily focused on law and sexuality studies, more specifically on queer sexualities. His truly international experience includes holding positions in the University of Helsinki’s major research centre in Russian and Eurasian studies, Aleksanteri Institute, as well as research jobs at the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars in Washington, DC, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the United States. His latest research on violence against LGBT people in Russia has gotten attention in the international and Russian media. Kondakov’s studies were published in such journals as Sexualities, Social & Legal Studies, Feminist Legal Studies, and European Journal of Criminology.