PhD topic: Transmigration of the Jews from Russian empire in Habsburg Galicia, 1870 – 1914.
Field(s) of research: Migration studies, Eastern European History, Imperial History, Jewish studies, Borderlands Studies
Field(s) of interest: Nationalism, Ukrainian studies, Intellectual history, Digital history
Institutional Affiliation: School of Humanities and Social Studies and the Center for Governance and Culture in Europe at the University of St. Gallen, Doctoral Program “Austrian Galicia and its Multicultural Heritage” at the University of Vienna.
Personal background: Oleksii received his master’s degree in history from the Ukrainian Catholic University and bachelor’s degree from the Vasyl Karazin Kharkiv National University. Currently, he is the Ph.D. student at the University of St. Gallen and Associate doctoral fellow at the University of Vienna. He is the research assistant for the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of St. Gallen and managing editor of the online open access Journal ‘Euxeinos. Governance and Culture in the Black Sea Region’ (published by the Center for Governance and Culture in Europe, GCE-HSG). Also, he works for the Center for Urban History of East Central Europe, Lviv and the Center for Interethnic Relations Research in Eastern Europe, Kharkiv. Oleksii is a participant of the Swiss-Ukrainian research project “Transcultural Contact Zones in Ukraine” and leads the subproject “Border Crossings: Jewish Migrations from East Europe, 1870-1920”.