From 'Glory to Ukraine' to 'Long Live Belarus': A Comparison of Mass Mobilization in Ukraine (2013-2014) and Belarus (2020)


Monday, November 23, 2020, 12:00pm to 1:30pm


YouTube (public); Zoom (registration required)


This summer the eyes of the world were on Belarus as protests erupted in response to the Presidential election results. Many comparisons were drawn between the protests and another recent mobilization in the region, that of Ukraine's Euromaidan. Presenting original survey data from the MOBILISE project, alongside protest event data gathered from social and news media, Dr. Olga Onuch and Emma Mateo compare the two mobilizations. Together they address the questions: where did the protesters mobilize? How did they express their grievances? And, most importantly, what did they want?

Olga OnuchOlga Onuch (DPhil Oxford 2010) is an Associate Professor in Politics (Senior Lecturer) at the University of Manchester. She joined the University of Manchester in 2014, after holding research posts at the University of Toronto (2010-2011), University of Oxford (2011-2014) and Harvard University (2013-2014). She has been an Associate Fellow of Nuffield College (Oxford) and a fellow at the Ukrainian Research Institute (Harvard). Onuch held a Research Fellowship at the Davis Center (Harvard) in 2017. 

Emma MateoEmma Mateo is a DPhil candidate in Sociology at the University of Oxford. Her doctoral research focuses on regional protest during moments of mass mobilisation in Ukraine and Belarus. Emma holds an MPhil in Russian and East European Studies from the University of Oxford, and a BA in Modern Languages from the University of Cambridge. 

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