Oleksandra Keudel is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Public Policy and Governance at Kyiv School of Economics. In her research, she focuses on local democracy, social movements and civic engagement as well as business-political arrangements at the local level in Ukraine. Oleksandra is also a consultant on Open Government, anti-corruption policies and public integrity for international organizations (Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe and the IIEP-UNESCO). She holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the Free University of Berlin (Germany), an MSc in International Administration and Global Governance from the University of Gothenburg (Sweden) and MA in International Information from the Kyiv Institute of International Relations. She has gained experience in management of international and interactive projects in private, civic and the university sector in Ukraine, Sweden and Germany, and is a member of German-Ukrainian Academic Society.