Aliona Liasheva is a Ukrainian researcher based in Milan, Italy. She got her Bachelor in Sociology from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv and her Master of Arts in Urban Studies in Erasmus Mundus 4cities program. She is a member of an editorial board at Commons: Journal of Social Criticism, Ukrainian left-wing journal. Currently, Aliona is a PhD Candidate at Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca. Her researched is focused on post-Soviet urban political economy, namely housing growth in Kyiv and Baku.