Viktoriya Sereda is an Associate Professor in the Sociology Department at Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv. Interested in urban sociology, memory studies, nationalism, and identity issues, she is coming to HURI to contribute to the Institute’s MAPA: Digital Atlas of Ukraine project. This project uses the latest information technology to facilitate visual representations of data sets, illuminating the economic, historical, political, and social transformations within Ukraine.
Sereda has led or participated in more than 30 local and international research projects, employing methodologies of sociological survey, focus group discussions, in-depth interviews, and content and discourse analysis. Her work has been published in six countries, and she is currently leading an interdisciplinary subproject on the transcultural reconceptualization of Ukraine. During her fellowship, she will work on a comparative cross-regional analysis of national identities and historical memory in contemporary Ukraine.