Програма академiчних обмiнiв iменi Фулбрайта в Українi

7 травня 2018

Changing Social Identities in Ukraine? Lviv and Donetsk, 1994-2015

Changing Social Identities in Ukraine?  Lviv and Donetsk, 1994-2015

The Fulbright Program in Ukraine is pleased to invite you to a TALK "Changing Social Identities in Ukraine?  Lviv and Donetsk, 1994-2015" by U.S. Fulbright Scholar 2017-2018 Oksana Malanchuk, to be held on Monday, May 7, 2018, 6:00 p.m., at the Fulbright Office (20 Esplanadna Street, Suite 904, M "Palats Sportu", Kyiv).

Dr. Malanchuk's presentation will briefly cover the history, psychology and social geography of social identities in Ukraine with a focus on the process of social identification, including national identity, its comparative strength in Lviv and Donetsk, its relative components among the Ukrainian population, as well as any change over time. It will review the evolution of Ukrainian identity over the post-Soviet period to the present (1994-2015), determining whether it has undergone different transformations during that time. An important question will be whether there has been a further development in Ukrainian identity since Euromaidan in 2013/14 and if so, in which regions and among which populations (e.g., the young). Have the majority since the war become more national patriots or pro-western liberals or something in between? In a brief discussion of the content of Ukrainian identity, there will be a focus on national ideology and its underpinnings, such as language, relations with Russia, and national unity, and how they relate to policy outcomes.

Oksana MALANCHUK received her Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of Michigan in 1990 and spent her entire research career at the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan until she retired in late 2016.  She spent the academic year of 1993-94 teaching at Ivan Franko National University in Lviv, Ukraine and supervised a survey of Lviv and Donetsk.  That project led to a long-term collaboration with historian Yaroslav Hrytsak in which they continued their surveys over five waves into 2015.  Her research interests revolve around social identities and intergroup relations and their political implications.

This talk will be conducted in English.

Registration for the event.