Katerina Sviderska is a master’s student in Political Science at Université de Montréal. She holds a bachelor’s in International Studies from the same university, as well as a certificate in Social Science from SciencesPo Paris. Her academic interests surround the issues of political violence, nationalism and propaganda. Under the supervision of Magdalena Dembinska, Katerina is currently writing her thesis, which analyses the factors motivating Russian soldiers to commit war atrocities against Ukrainian civilians. She also works for the Chair of Ukrainian Studies at University of Ottawa.