Almira Ousmanova is a philosopher, cultural theorist and gender scholar. She is professor at the Department of Social Sciences and head of the Laboratory for Studies of Visual Culture and Contemporary Art at the European Humanities University (Vilnius, Lithuania).
She is author of Umberto Eco: paradoxes of interpretation (2000) and editor of several collective volumes: Anthology of Gender Theory (with Elena Gapova, 2000); Gender Histories from Eastern Europe (with Elena Gapova and Andrea Peto, 2002), Bi-Textuality and Cinema (2003); Gender and Transgression in Visual Arts (2007), Visual (as) Violence (2008), Belarusian Format: Invisible Reality (2008.), “Après Simone de Beauvoir: Feminism and Philosophy (special volume of Topos, 2010), TechnoLogos: the social effects of bio- and information technologies (ed., with Tatyana Shchyttsova, special volume of Topos, 2014). E-Effect: Digital Turn in Social Sciences and Humanities (ed., with Galina Orlova, Topos, 2017), Roland Barthes’s Time (ed., with Veronika Furs, Topos, 2019) and others.