Ksenia Chmutina

Lecturer

Ksenia Chmutina

I am a Lecturer in Sustainable and Resilience Urbanism in the School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering.

I have a number of exciting roles as part of that - Part A Construction Engineering Management tutor, Erasmus and International Exchange Coordinator, Coordinator of the Doctoral Seminars in the School, as well as Deputy Academic Lead of the Secure and Resilient Societies (SRS) Global Challenge and Academic Lead of the Disaster Risk Management theme within the SRS.

My research requires a lot of travelling, and I always try to spend a few hours walking around the place I am visiting. I love taking pictures of the building facades and streets. I enjoy reading fiction and discussing books with my friends and colleagues, I love theatre and contemporary dance, but I also enjoy being at home knitting.

I am from Russia, so I have celebrated International Women’s Day for as long as I can remember – it is a day off in Russia! It has always been a special day because it reminds me how something as natural as being a woman can be used by those with power to create inequality and we should fight inequality in any shape or form. I like this day because it does not discriminate among women; it does not matter whether you are a mother, a worker or a schoolgirl, how you look or what you wear, everyone should get to celebrate what it means to be a woman.