Oksana Kis is a historian of women and a feminist anthropologist, President of the Ukrainian Association for Research in Women’s History, a Ph.D. in History/Ethnology, and Chair of the Department of Social Anthropology of the Institute of Ethnology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (in Lviv). Currently, Dr. Kis is a visiting professor of anthropology at the New School of Social Research in New York. Her expertise includes women’s history, feminist anthropology, oral history, and gender transformations in post-socialist countries. She has authored two books: Women in Ukrainian Traditional Culture in the second half of the 19th and early 20th centuries (2008, 2012, in Ukrainian) and Survival as Victory: Ukrainian Women in the Gulag (2017, 2020, English version 2021). She is the author of numerous articles in academic journals and has edited and co-edited several books and thematic issues of scholarly journals. Her current research focuses on the everyday lives of Ukrainian refugees in post-World War II European Displaced Persons Camps.
A Visiting Professor of Anthropology at the New School of Social Research in New YorkResearch and Fellow, and Chair at the Department of Social Anthropology, Institute of Ethnology, Ukraine National Academy of Sciences
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