Oxana Shevel is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Tufts University. Her current research projects examine church-state relations in Ukraine, the origins of separatist conflict in Donbas, and the sources of citizenship policies in the post-Communist states. She is the author of award-winning book Migration, Refugee Policy, and State Building in Postcommunist Europe (Cambridge University Press, 2011), and has published articles and book chapters on topics such as comparative memory politics, identity and diaspora politics, citizenship and nation-building in new states, elections and electoral politics, and others. Oxana Shevel currently serves as the President of the American Association for Ukrainian Studies (AAUS) and Vice President of the Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN). She is also country expert on Ukraine for Global Citizenship Observatory (GLOBALCIT), a member of PONARS Eurasia scholarly network, and an associate of the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute and of the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard. She holds a PhD in Government from Harvard University, an MPhil in International Relations from the University of Cambridge in the UK, and a BA in English and French philology from the Kyiv State University in Ukraine.