Imagining Youth
social movements and networks in Ukraine
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Categories: #euromaidan, ethics, research | Comments Off on Fieldwork Safety and IRB Detachment

I was hoping to share a lot of my fieldwork experience in Ukraine through this blog. However, after several months of large-scale protest and the eventual ousting of the government, I felt extremely unsafe sharing much information about what I was doing and with whom. Even two years later, I still believe this was the […]

Categories: #euromaidan | 2 Comments

And other impressions from Maidan… If you’ve been following the news from Ukraine, you may have noticed that there’s still a massive mobilization going on. It has been three weeks since the early protesters came onto the square, asking Yanukovych not to sell out Ukraine to Russia and claiming that Ukraine is Europe. Since then — […]

It’s an amazing time to be in Ukraine. As you may have seen the “Euromaidan” news, mobilizations across the country have gathered hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians, largely in protest of President Viktor Yanukovych’s decision to end talks with European Union leaders in response to pressure from Russian President Vladimir Putin. These talks were to […]

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“It is clear that the basic values of the society we want to live in are democracy, freedom, equality, solidarity, justice. Traditions of struggle for democratic and socialist values are inextricably linked with the history of workers’ and trade union movements. But what do they mean today, in the context of the 21st century, in […]

Categories: gender | Comments Off on A Long History of Women

or, Thinking about Long-term Research in the Context of Change This post is republished from Canonball, a feminist blog I contributed to a few years ago. It is reproduced here for some background about my theoretical framework for this research, particularly why I see gender issues as so central to my project. This post has been […]

Categories: gender | Comments Off on Socialism and After: Tales from Eastern Europe

This post is republished from Canonball, a feminist blog I contributed to a few years ago. It is reproduced here for some background about my theoretical framework for this research, particularly why I see gender issues as so central to my project. Anthropologists and others have long been under the impression that we can better […]

Categories: dissertation | 1 Comment

If you’re applying to graduate school, especially in anthropology, you have probably heard one — if not all — of your professors tell you that, no matter how much you love the project you’re proposing to do, you won’t do this project as your dissertation. When I was applying to the CUNY Graduate Center in […]

Categories: student movement | Comments Off on Приєднуйся! Join Us!

“Pryama Diya” (“Direct Action”) Join Us! (Photo by author, Kyiv, Ukraine, July 2012) Follow my research among young people in Ukraine through 2014!