Oxana Shevel

Oxana Shevel

Associate Professor of Political Science, Tufts University

Center Associate
Comparative democratization
nationalism and ethnic conflict
citizenship, migration and refugee policies
politics of memory
religion and politics
Language Politics
domestic politics in Ukraine and Russia
Current Project
Who switches and who stays with Moscow? Macro and micro-level determinants of the Orthodox churches (re)affiliation in Ukraine
Foreign Language


, Government
, Harvard University
Selected Publications

“Belief Formation in the Fog of War: A Case Study of the 2014 Odesa Tragedy,” Geopolitics, vol. 23, no. 4 (2018): 851-881 (with Henry Hale and Olga Onuch).

“Citizenship and State Transition,” in Ayelet Shachar, Rainer Bauböck, Irene Bloemraad, and Maarten Vink, eds., Oxford Handbook of Citizenship (Oxford University Press, 2017).

“No Way Out? Memory Wars in Post-Soviet Ukraine in Comparative Perspective,” in Henry Hale and Robert Orttung, eds., Beyond the Euromaidan: Comparative Lessons of Reform for Ukraine (Stanford University Press, 2016).

“Between Identity and Real-politik: Citizenship Policy Dilemmas in Post-Soviet Russia,” Post-Soviet Affairs, vol. 28, no.1 (January-March 2012): 1-37.

“The Politics of Memory in a Divided Society: A Comparison of Post-Franco Spain and Post-Soviet Ukraine.” Slavic Review, vol. 70, no. 1 (Spring 2011): 137-164.