Olga Pavlinova holds a doctoral degree in Geography from the University of Luxembourg (2012), after her studies in Luxembourg and France (master degree in Geography at the University of Nancy, 2008). Since 2012, her independent research is focused on History of migrations (19th to 20th centuries) and genealogy: she is a chief editor of the “Bulletin de l’Union de la Noblesse Russe” in Paris, France, where her research meets stories of particulars families: genealogy, heritage, destinies, and migrations.
She combines fundamental research in History with applied research in History of Art: she is a founding member of the “Fondation Sérébriakoff” in Paris (which holds an important art collection), a collaborator for a series of publications on the transnational artists family Benois-Lanceray, and she is also an artist-painter (e.g. landscapes of historic landmarks). She is author of encyclopedic articles and an organizer/participant of exhibitions and conferences. Currently, she is working on a new monography in Luxembourg (in the field of migrations history) and is an external collaborator at the Institute of history of the University of Luxembourg (2022).