Oleksandra Seliverstova


Oleksandra Seliverstova is a Doctoral Researcher at the Department of Political Science at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and a Marie Curie Research Fellow at the Institute of Governance, Law and society at  Tallinn University. In 2008 she received her MA in Eastern European Studies from Free University Berlin, where she focused her research on ethnic conflicts in Post-Soviet area. Her BA in Business Administration she received from International Christian University – Kiev in 2005. In 2005-2006  she worked as teaching assistant at the Institute of Theology and Liberal Arts, in Odessa (Ukraine), where she developed study materials for courses at the department of Social Sciences. For several years she was engaged in the NGO sector of Ukraine and worked as research assistant for Prof. Donnacha O'Bechain (Dublin City University).

Research Themes


    Seliverstova, O. (2016). 'Consuming' National Identity in Western Ukraine, in Nationalities Papers (forthcoming in July)
    Pawlusz, E. and O. Seliverstova (2016). Everyday nation building in the post-Soviet space. Methodological reflections, in Studies of Transition States and Societies, (forthcoming in June)
    Seliverstova, O. (2015). Being a Citizen in the Context of Consumption. Case of Western Ukraine, conference paper presented at 12 th Conference of the European Sociological Association (ESA), Prague
    Seliverstova, O. (2015). Review of 'Soviet Consumer Culture in the Brezhnev Era' Studies, in Ethnicity and Nationalism, 15 (3)
    Seliverstova, O. (2015). Review of 'Protest, Reform and Repression in Khrushchev's Soviet Union', in Europe-Asia Studies, 67(4)
    Seliverstova, O. (2015). National Identity in the context of post-Soviet Consumption, conference paper presented at ASN 20th Annual World Convention, Columbia University, New York
    Seliverstova, O. (2006). The Long and Windy Road to Europe: Ukrainian Perspectives on the eve of Polish Accession into the European Union, in Taylor, Szyszlo & Polese (eds.) Eastern Views on European   Enlargement, Odessa: Astroprint