Digital Civil Society: Ukrainians abroad on social media

Our Vice President, Svitlana Krasynska, together with her colleague, Kim Hunt (University of San Diego) conducted a study on social media participation by individuals who identify Ukrainian (but who live outside of Ukraine), especially how this participation has changed since the events of 2013-14 Maidan, and the role of Ukrainian identity in their decisions.

The study’s findings will help enhance understanding of Ukrainian diaspora’s collective online efforts in support of Ukraine, and how these efforts might be maintained and enhanced overtime. This will be accomplished through various academic and popular media publications. Preliminary findings of the study have been presented at the annual conference of the Association for Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) in Chicago, IL, in November 2015. The study’s full results were presented at the annual convention of the International Society for Third-Sector Research (ISTR) in Stockholm, Sweden, in June 2016.