The funding was approved for the project entitled Visualitet utan visibilitet: Den visuella queerkulturen i det postsovjetiska Ryssland för perioden 2017-2019 (Visuality Without Visibility: the Visual Queer Culture in Post-Soviet Russia 2017-2019).

Maria works within the research profile Intercultural Studies, and her research is on contemporary Russian culture and politics, Russian utopias, religious conflicts in present-day Russia and post-Soviet Russian identity.