Tatyana is a journalist and sociologist, an Oxford Russia Fellowship scholar, and an editor for openDemocracy Russia. She has worked with Russian and foreign media, and she completed a master's degree in sociology at the Higher School of Social Sciences (EHESS) in Paris. Tatyana conducts research on prison spaces, prison and post-prison adaptation, and also studies gender aspects in the context of imprisonment.
We know little about the lives of convicted women in Russia as a whole, and even less about the lives of convicted women in the North Caucasus. Crime is considered a huge disgrace for families in the region, and so the difficulties faced by ex-convicts are not discussed.