Oksana Kis

President of the Ukrainian Association for Research in Women’s History

Oksana Kis is a historian of women and a feminist anthropologist, a President of the Ukrainian Association for Research in Women’s History, Ph.D. in History/Ethnology, a Leading Research Fellow and a Head of the Department of Social Anthropology, the Institute of Ethnology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (in Lviv). The areas of her expertise include women’s history, feminist anthropology, oral history, and gender transformations in post-socialist countries.

She authored two books: Women in Ukrainian Traditional Culture in the second half of the 19h and early 20th centuries” (in Ukrainian, published in 2008, 2nd edition in 2012) and Survival as Victory: Ukrainian Women in the Gulag (in Ukrainian and English, published in 2017, 2nd edition in 2020, in English in 2021). Her scholarly articles appeared in academic journals and edited volumes in Ukraine and beyond. Dr. Kis edited and co-edited several books and thematic issues of scholarly periodicals on women’s and gender history and feminist anthropology. Her current research focuses on everyday lives of the Ukrainian refugees in the Displaced Persons camps in post-WWII Europe.