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Oksana Kis

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Oksana Kis (1970) is a historian and anthropologist, Acting Head of the Department of Social Anthropology, a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Ethnology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (in Lviv). She obtained her academic degree “doktor nauk” (Ph.D. equivalent) from Ivan Krypyakevych Institute of Ukrainian Studies, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine in April 2018. She is a co-founder and a vice-president of the Ukrainian Oral History Association. Since 2010 she serves as a President of the Ukrainian Association for Research in Women's History. In September 2017 Dr. Kis has been elected to the Scientific Council of the National Research Foundation of Ukraine. Her first book Women in Ukrainian Traditional Culture in the second half of the 19h and early 20th centuries” (in Ukrainian) came out in Lviv in 2008 (2nd edition 2012). Her recent book “Ukrainian Women in the Gulag: The Victory of Survival” (in Ukrainian) was published in fall 2017. Dr. Kis edited a volume "Українські жінки в горнилі модернізації" (Харків: КСД, 2017), co-edited "Жінки Центральної та Східної Європи у Другій світовій війні: Гендерна специфіка досвіду в часи екстремального насильства" (Київ, 2015) and "Гендерний підхід: історіч, культура, суспільство" (Львів, 2003). Oksana Kis is an Editor-in-Chief of the academic web-site Ukraina Moderna and a member of the editorial team of Aspasia: The International Yearbook of Central, Eastern, and Southeastern European Women's and Gender History. The areas of her expertise include women’s history, feminist anthropology, oral history, and gender transformations in post-socialist countries. Her current research focuses on the Ukrainian women’s everyday lives and experiences in extraordinary historical circumstances in Soviet Ukraine in the mid 20th century. Oksana Kis’ publication list is here.

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