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Viadrina Institute for European Studies (IFES)

Prof. Oksana Mikheieva

Doctor of History (2012), professor of Sociology (2014)

She is the professor of the Sociology Department at the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv. Before 2014 she worked at the Donetsk State University of Management. Prof. Mikheieva joined the UCU in September 2014, having being forcibly displaced by the war in eastern Ukraine from her native city of Donetsk. She is a member of the International Association for the Humanities, Taras Shevchenko Scientific Society, Ukrainian Sociological Association; member of the Editorial Board of the academic peer-reviewed journals Ukraina Moderna and East (Skhid). Her research areas include historical aspects of deviant and delinquent behavior, urban studies, paramilitary motivation in Ukraine, social integration and adaptation of internally displaced people from war-torn regions, and strategy of resettlement and adaptation of last wave’s Ukrainian migrants.
She has experience in the organization and implementation of more than 20 sociological projects including surveys, focus group discussions, in-depth interviews, and content and discourse analysis. She has substantive experience with qualitative research methods as a project team member, coordinator and teacher.