Alex Averbuch is a scholar, poet, and translator. He is currently a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University’s Davis Center, where his research focuses on the creativity of WWII-era Ukrainian forced laborers and prisoners of war, in particular, their literary, visual, and photographic attestations. In general, his research explores gender and critical race theory; commodity culture; epistolarity; photography; theatricality and performance; translation; and creative writing. Averbuch has published extensively on Ukrainian, Russian, and Jewish literatures from the eighteenth century to the contemporary moment, in particular on topics related to femininity, queerness, homoeroticism, gendered otherization, material culture, performativity, and constructs of power, as well as intercultural and transepochal phenomena in Eastern Slavic and Jewish literatures. He is coeditor of a forthcoming volume of articles on epistolarity, censorship, and totalitarianism in the Ukrainian context. In 2021, Alex established, and has since run, a first-of-its-kind research group on queer studies in the Slavic context, which currently lists over a hundred international scholars, and features monthly online seminars. Additionally, in collaboration with the Kule Centre for Ukrainian-Canadian Folklore, Alex organized and continues to curate a digital archive for the “Writings from the War” project, which collects and disseminates testimonials of Ukrainians about their experience of the Russian invasion. He is the author of three books of poetry and an array of over sixty selections of literary translations between Hebrew, Ukrainian, Russian, and English. His latest book was a finalist for the Shevchenko National Prize, Ukraine’s highest state award for works of culture. He has organized numerous academic and Ukrainian cultural events, for instance, the Festival of Contemporary Ukrainian Poetry, from which he edited a special issue of Ukrainian Literature: A Journal of Translations, dedicated to the participants' works.