Shura Dogadaeva (pseudonym, PhD) is a co-editor-in-chief of The February Journal. In her research, teaching, and museum work, she is concerned with critical theory, queer studies, medical humanities, and gender studies. She does a lot of work in terms of supporting early career and independent researchers, aiming to challenge established academic and social paradigms. Since 2020, she has been leading a research project on the cultural history of HIV/AIDS in the late USSR and contemporary Russia.
Andrei Zavadski (PhD) is a co-editor-in-chief of The February Journal. He is a research associate and faculty member (wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter) at the Institute of Art and Material Culture, TU Dortmund University, and an associate member of the Centre for Anthropological Research on Museums and Heritage (CARMAH), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany. He works at intersections of memory studies, museum studies, public history, and media studies, with a focus on Eastern Europe.
Isabel Bredenbröker (PhD) is an anthropologist working between academia and art. They hold a DFG Walter Benjamin Postdoctoral Fellowship based between the Centre for Anthropological Research on Museums and Heritage (CARMAH) and the Hermann von Helmholtz-Zentrum für Kulturtechnik, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and teach at the Department for Social and Cultural Anthropology, Goethe University Frankfurt. Their work focuses on material and visual culture, specifically the anthropology of death, plastics and synthetic materials, anthropology of art and museums, queer theory and intersectionality, situatedness and autoethnography, and colonialism.
Ana Panduri (pseudonym) is an art historian, researcher and project manager with experience of working both in private and public cultural institutions. Her main projects include a research journal in the field of contemporary art and culture, and a research laboratory on the history of HIV/AIDS in the USSR and Russia.