Alexander Kondakov is an assistant professor of Department of Political Science and Sociology at the European University at St. Petersburg, Russia. He completed his Ph.D. in sociology at the University of St. Petersburg. He is currently a visiting scholar at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is working with Professor Kathryn Hendley. His research interests lie in the sphere of queer sexuality and law. Current research projects include studies of effects of the law banning ‘propaganda of homosexuality’ in Russia. His work has appeared in Social and Legal Studies, QED: A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking, and Feminist Legal Studies.