Almira Ousmanova (Ph.D. in Social Philosophy) is Professor at the Dept. of Social Sciences and Director of MA program in Cultural Studies at the European Humanities University (Vilnius, Lithuania). Her research interests include: Genealogy and Methodology of Visual Studies,Feminist Philosophy, Gender Representations in Visual Arts, Soviet cinema, Art and Politics. She is an author of Umberto Eco: paradoxes of interpretation (2000); and editor of several collective volumes: Anthology of Gender Theory (ed., with Elena Gapova, 2000); Gender Histories from Eastern Europe (co-edited with Elena Gapova and Andrea Peto), Bi-Textuality and Cinema (ed., 2003); Gender and Transgression in Visual Arts (ed., 2007), Visual (as) Violence (ed., 2008), Feminism and Philosophy (ed., special volume of journal Topos, 3/2010), TechnoLogos: the Social Effects of Bio- and Information Technologies (ed., with Tatyana Shchyttsova, Topos, 3/2014) and E-Effect: Digital Turn in Humanities and Social sciences (with Galina Orlova, Topos, 1-2/2017). Currently she is working on the book project Fluid Publicness.