The case of late Soviet and early post-Soviet squatting helps to elucidate how squatting is structured in regard to public-private relations and what the political component of squatting can be in a society not based on private property. The self-help occupying of vacant flats was not restricted to subcultures.
PhD in sociology from the University of Magdeburg, Germany. She works on social movements, political radicalism, and cultural sociology. Among her publications is Hate Crime in Russia (2010).