The Ethnology Institute of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine


Вікторія Середа

Вікторія Середа

Viktoriya Sereda (1974) is a sociologist, Candidate of Sciences in Sociology (2006), Docent (2008), Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Social Anthropology, Institute of Ethnology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. Graduated from the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv (majoring in history); the Eotvos Lorand University of Budapest (UNESCO Ethnic and Minority Studies MA Program); the University of Edinburgh (MSc by Research in Sociology). In 2006, she defended her PhD in Sociology at the Institute of Sociology of the Vational Acasemy of Sciences of Ukraine (supervisor – prof. Ye.I.Holovakha). In the 2016/2017 and 2019/2020 academic years, she was a Research Fellow at the Ukrainian Research Institute of the Harvard University, working on the “MAPA: Digital Atlas of Ukraine” project (“History and identity,” “Language,” “Religious Revolution,” and “Donbas and Crimea” modules). In 2017-2018 she was a Research Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Studies (Wissenschaftkolleg zu Berlin) in Berlin, Germany. In 2011–2017 she was responsible for the qualitative and quantitative sociological projects of the international project "Region, Nation and Beyond. An Interdisciplinary and Transcultural Reconceptualization of Ukraine", University of St. Gallen (Switzerland). She has led or worked as a co-investigator in over 30 sociological research projects on Ukrainian society and its regional dimensions, including the following: “Retrieving the lost history: Role of the social memory of place in identity formation”, Polish Academy of Sciences (2012-16); “Donetsk-Kherson-:Kyiv-Lviv-Zhytomyr: Sociological Analysis of Group Identities and Hierarchies of Social Loyalties” (Donetsk-Kherson-Kyiv-Lviv-Zhytomyr, 2015-16); <a href="“Present Ukrainian refugees: Main Reasons, Strategies of Resettlement, Difficulties of Adaptation” , British Embassy, Ukrainian Peacebuilding school (2014-15); “Trust in insecure environments: the Crimean Tatar community after the annexation of Crimea” University of St. Gallen (2015), “Homo militants” British Embassy and Ukrainian Peacebuilding school (2015-16); “Displaced cultural spaces: current Ukrainian refugees” University of St.Gallen (2016); “Women’s experience of war” Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies (2016); “Ukraine's hidden tragedy: understanding the outcomes of population displacement from the country's war torn regions” Birmingham University (2016-17); “Newly emerging cult of heroes in Post-Euromaidan Ukraine” University of St.Gallen (2018); “Ukrainian migrants in Poland” Ukrainian Catholic University (2019). In 2002-2015, she taught at the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv; and in 2015-2020 – at the Department of Sociology of the Ukrainian Catholic University. Courses taught: Urban Sociology, History and Memory, Qualitative Methods of Sociological Research, Focus Group Discussions, Visual Methods in Social Sciences, Theories of Nationalism, Ethnosociology, Research Design, Oral History, Sociology of Gender, Social Structure, Stratification and Inequalities. Her research focuses on urban sociology, memory studies, nationalism, migration and identity studies. e-mail: Her most recent publications include

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