Ksenia is a postdoctoral researcher at Nextleap, a European project focused on decentralization and privacy. Starting November 2017 Ksenia will join Citizen Lab (University of Toronto) to research information control in the context of armed conflicts. As a researcher, Ksenia is focused on the sociology and usability of encryption tools for activists, journalists, and human rights defenders. Beyond academia, Ksenia is organizing cryptoparties under the name “Transcyberian” with the goal to create spaces where the worlds of noise, experimental electronic music, encryption and free software meet and interact. She’s also an Internet Freedom activist involved in several campaigns in Russia and around the world.