Book launch “New Generation Political Activism in Ukraine: 2000–2014 (Routledge, 2018)”

October 13, 2018

Dr. Christine Emeran

This book explains how socio-cultural experiences shape an individual’s choices to become an activist in the authoritarian space of post-Soviet Ukraine by applying a cultural, actor-centered approach using qualitative methods of interviews and ethnography. Using biographical narratives gathered among activists involved in the three largest protests since Ukrainian independence in 1991, it offers an account of the dynamics of individual decision making between participants in collective protest actions under repressive conditions.

Dr. Christine Emeran, PhD in Sociology from The New School for Social Research (New York) conducted her postdoctoral research at the Université Paris Descartes (Sorbonne Paris Cité) and now works as an education policy consultant for an international organization. Dr. Emeran’s research interests include political sociology, social movements, and Ukraine and higher education. She has been the recipient of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program and IREX Individual Advanced Research Opportunities Program fellowships in Ukraine.


New Generation Political Activism in Ukraine