Oxana Shevel is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Tufts University, USA, where her research and teaching focuses on the post-Communist region surrounding Russia and issues such as nation- and state-building, the politics of citizenship and migration, memory politics, and the influence of international institutions on democratization. Prof. Shevel is the author of Migration, Refugee Policy, and State Building in Postcommunist Europe (Cambridge University Press, 2011), which examines how the politics of national identity and strategies of the UNHCR shape refugee admission policies in the post-Communist region, leading countries to be more or less receptive to refugees. The book received the 2012 American Association of Ukrainian Studies (AAUS) book prize. Prof. Shevel's current research projects examine the sources of citizenship policies in the post-Communist states; church-state relations in Ukraine; the origins of separatist conflict in Donbas; and memory politics in post-Soviet Ukraine. Her research has appeared in a variety of journals, including Comparative Politics, Current History, East European Politics and Societies, Europe-Asia Studies, Geopolitics, Nationality Papers, Post-Soviet Affairs, Political Science Quarterly, Slavic Review and in edited volumes. In addition to serving as the ASN Vice President, Oxana Shevel is also President of the American Association for Ukrainian Studies (AAUS), a member of PONARS Eurasia and BEAR scholarly networks, country expert on Ukraine for Global Citizenship Observatory (GLOBALCIT), and an associate of the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University and of the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute.