Olga Onuch was the 2010-2011 recipient of the Fellowship. Olga received her DPhil from the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford, Nuffield College. Her thesis was entitled "Revolutionary Moments and Movements: Comparing the Mechanisms of Mass-Mobilisation in Argentina in 2001 and Ukraine in 2004". In 2009-2010 Olga was awarded the Neporany Doctoral Fellowship in Ukrainian Studies of the Canadian Foundation for Ukrainian Studies. While at CERES, Olga worked on completing a book-length manuscript on "The Making of a Civil Society in Ukraine: 1980-2010," and continued her comparative work on mobilization and democratic transition. Olga also taught a reading seminar "Civil Society: Social Movements in Ukraine and Eastern Europe" in spring 2011 and participated in activities of the Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine at the University of Toronto. After completing her Jacyk fellowship, Olga Onuch was a Post-Doctoral Visiting Fellow at the Department of Politics and IR at the University of Oxford as part of the ERC Project on Media and Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe. She is now the Newton Fellow in Comparative Politics, a highly competitive and prestigious prize fellowship (top 5% of over 2000 candidates) awarded by the Royal Society and the British Academy, hosted at the Latin American Centre and School for Interdisciplinary and Area Studies at the University of Oxford.
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