Senior Researcher, National Academy of Science, Ukraine
Professor, Department of Sociology, Ukrainian Catholic University
Viktoriya Sereda is a sociologist. In the 2019/2020 academic year, she was the HURI MAPA Project Research Fellow at Harvard University and a Professor at the Ukrainian Catholic University. She graduated from the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv (majoring in history) and the University of Edinburgh (MSc in Research in sociology). In 2006, she defended her PhD in Sociology at the Institute of Sociology (NAS of Ukraine) under the supervision of Yevhen Holovakha. Her research focuses on urban sociology, memory studies, nationalism, migration and identity studies, and she has led or participated in over 30 sociological research projects on Ukrainian society and its regional dimensions. Among the latest are "Region, Nation, and Beyond. An Interdisciplinary and Transcultural Reconceptualization of Ukraine" (University of St.Gallen) and “Ukraine's hidden tragedy” (Birmingham University). Since 2016 she has been working on the MAPA: Digital Atlas of Ukraine project (“History and identity,” “Language,” “Religious Revolution,” and “Donbas and Crimea” modules).
Her most recent publications include: Sereda, V. (2020). ‘Social Distancing and Hierarchies of Belonging: The Case of Displaced Population from Donbas and Crimea. Europe-Asia Studies, 72(3), 404-431; Sereda, V. “I am a man and an active citizen… I did not betray my state!” Public activism and identity issues in Ukraine after Euromaidan. Revue d’études comparatives Est/Ouest. 2018. V.49, 2.
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