Dr. Svetlana Bunina is a Ukrainian writer and philologist, living in Europe. Her professional interests include modern literature, cultural studies, and wide aspects of Slavic research (Ukrainian culture, Russian literature and dissident movement, independent Belarusian literature, Balkan studies). She is an author of books on marginality in literature, modernist poetry, and poetry in exile. Dr. Bunina worked in Universities in Ukraine, Russia and USA. She is also an independent expert and researcher, believing in intellectual knowledge outside of borders. Being an animal activist, Svetlana actively helps animals in the Balkans – this part of her biography could be a separate whole story.