Nelly Bekus

Nelly Bekus is a Belarusian writer and journalist who lives in Warsaw. She holds a PhD in sociology and is assistant professor at the University of Warsaw. She is the author of Struggle over Identity: The Official and the Alternative "Belarusianness" (Central European University Press, 2010), and many articles on Belarusian identity and politics, Soviet-era childhood, migration, gender, art, and photography.

In 2003 she received a Milena Jesenská Fellowship, jointly awarded by the Institute for Human Sciences (Vienna) and the European Cultural Foundation (Amsterdam). In 2004 and 2005 she was a writer in residence for the City of Asylum Foundation, Amsterdam. She is a member of the European Cultural Parliament

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