Victoriya Sereda:

Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute, Ukrainian Catholic University

Projects: Region, Nation and Beyond; Transcultural Contact Zones; Displaced Cultural Spaces

Viktoriya Sereda is a GIS Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute (2016-2017). Her research focuses on urban sociology, memory studies, nationalism and identity studies. Viktoriya Sereda received her PhD in Sociology at the Institute of Sociology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine in 2006, and MSc by Research in Sociology at the University of Edinburgh in 2001. Since 2015 she is an associate professor of sociology at the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv. Recently she co-organized and participated in sociological research projects “Region, nation, and beyond. An Interdisciplinary and transcultural reconceptualization of Ukraine”, “Displaced cultural spaces: current Ukrainian refugees” (both based at the University of St.Gallen), and “Present Ukrainian refugees: main reasons, strategies of resettlement, difficulties of adaptation.” She is an author of a number of articles published in Ukrainian, Austrian, German, Hungarian, Polish and Russian academic journals. Her forthcoming publications include: “I am a man and an active citizen… I did not betray my state!” Public activism and identity issues in Ukraine after Euromaidan. Submitted to Revue d’études comparatives Est/Ouest (coming in 2017); “Ukrainian Past and Present: Legacies, Memory and Attitudes” (co-authored with A.Liebich and O.Myshlovska), in Ulrich Schmid, ed. Unity in Diversity: Region and Nation in Ukraine (Budapest: CEU Press, coming in 2017).