Antonina Berezovenko is an Associate Professor at the Department of Ukrainian Language, Literature, and Culture, Faculty of Linguistics, National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute.” Currently she is a Visiting Scholar at the Harriman Institute at Columbia University, and a Research Fellow at Ivan F. Kuras Institute of Political and Ethno-National Studies at the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. She graduated from Kyiv Taras Shevchenko University in 1985, she specialized in Slavic Languages and Literature (Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Russian). After Post-graduate studies at Kyiv Taras Shevchenko University and Sofia St. Climent Ochridski University she received her Ph. D. in Slavic Philology / Linguistics at the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine in 1993 (USA recogn. 2001). The dissertation topic was “Lexical Innovation in Bulgarian Language (on the basis of 1980’s lexis”). Her recent research interests are focused on problems of national identity, Post-Totalitarian societies, linguo-semiotic analysis, and language policy. Currently she serves as an editor of the scientific journal “Philological Herald (since 2009), and as a member of Book Prize Committee of American Association of Ukrainian Studies (since 2018). Her recent publications are: Cult of Personality of Vladimir Putin in Post-Modern Context, Strategic Priorities, Vol. 1 (49) 2019, P. 117-132; Formation of the Discursive Practice in the Realm of the Criminal Law in Statehood Building Process of Ukraine, Herald of Criminal Justice, Vol. 1, 2018, P. 77-90; After Maydan 2014: The Images of Ukraine and Russia in Russia’s Political Discourse, Scientific Notes, Kuras Institute of Political and Ethnic Studies, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Vol. 3-4 (95-96), P. 272-294.