Our Vice President, Svitlana Krasynska, together with her colleague, Kim Hunt (University of San Diego) are conducting 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, last November. The study’s full results will initially be presented at the annual convention of the International Society for Third-Sector Research (ISTR) in Stockholm, Sweden, in June 2016, with other presentations to follow.