About me

Rector at the Kyiv School of Economics. National coordinator of the European Social Survey. Visiting fellow at LSE (2022-24). Roberta Buffett Visiting Professor of International Studies in the Department of Sociology and the Roberta Buffett Institute (2022-23).

I received PhD in Carlos III of Madrid, MSc in Utrecht University, and an MSc in Kyiv Taras Shevchenko National University. In 2018 and 2019-2020 I was a visiting researcher at Stanford University and New York University respectively. I am a co-chair at the “Social inequality” network at the European Social Science History Conference. 

Besides academia, I am a member of PONARS and VoxUkraine, board member at CEDOS, advisory board member at Gradus Research, and Executive team member at SITADHub . I also cofounded a social restaurant Urban Space 500 in Kyiv.

My paper “When church competition matters?” won the N.Panina award in 2018 by the Institute of Sociology of the National Academy of Science of Ukraine

Presentations and public lectures

Research projects and blogs

Chrisitan Nationalism And Anti-Vaccination

The concept of “Christian nationalism” was developed in the US to explain the link between radicalised religious attitudes and incautious behavior during the pandemic. Researchers Tymofii Brik, Maria Chayinska, and Tornike Metreveli show that this concept could be applied to Ukraine as well. New polling data collected on the eve of Easter 2021 confirm that there is a strong positive correlation between “Christian nationalism” of Ukrainians and their anti-vaccination attitudes… (link to the full text)

COVID-19, quarantine and the job market expectations in urban Ukraine

The employment status of billions of people has been affected by the COVID epidemic around the Globe. For 2020 IMF projects a substantial rise in unemployment in Ukraine to 12.6% from 8.5% in 2019. We investigate which characteristics of urban Ukrainians give more chances to keep the job during the quarantine, to work from home part or full time, and also to have savings for more than one month...(link to the full text)