Natalia Kudriavtseva received her MA in Second Language Pedagogy from Kryvyi Rih State Pedagogical University, Ukraine (2003), and her PhD in Social Philosophy from Hryhorii Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy, National Academy of Sciences, in Kyiv (2008). Dr. Kudriavtseva completed her habilitation thesis in General Linguistics and Translation Studies, and was awarded the Doctor of Science degree by Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University (2018).
She has recently been a Fellow at the Centre for Russian, Caucasian and Central European Studies (CERCEC) in Paris, France (2023), as well as Hanse Institute for Advanced Study in Delmenhorst (2022-2023) and Alfried Krupp Institute for Advanced Study Greifswald (2022) in Germany. In 2022, she also received Teodota and Ivan Klym Research Grant in Ukrainian Studies from Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies (Edmonton, Canada) for her project on language choice and identities in wartime Ukraine. Previously, she has held research fellowships at the University of Cambridge, UK (2013), and the Kennan Institute of Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC, USA (2009).
Natalia Kudriavtseva is currently Professor of Translation and Slavic Studies at Kryvyi Rih State Pedagogical University in Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine. Her research focuses on language policies, identities and Ukrainian language revitalisation. Her recent work explores the shift to Ukrainian among Ukraine’s L1 Russian speakers, particularly the influence of language ideologies on their willingness to learn and use Ukrainian in Ukraine after 2014. Natalia has published internationally and written for the US Kennan Institute’s Focus Ukraine blog, Canadian Forum for Ukrainian Studies and Germany-based Ukraine-Analysen and Ukrainian Analytical Digest.