Olga is a post-doctoral researcher at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IFiS PAN) in Warsaw. Her research interests cover social movements in Central and Eastern Europe, political and social inequalities. She holds a PhD from the Graduate School for Social Research, IFiS PAN and has work experience in the Ukrainian non-governmental sector.

She is affiliated with the Foundation “Open Society” , independent Ukrainian think tank focused on the issues of effective and transparent governance, public finances and anti-corruption. She also cooperated with The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies  and The Broker (The Netherlands), the Institute for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation and the Institute of World Policy (Ukraine), The Centre for Euro-Atlantic Integration and Democracy (Hungary).

Recent publications:

  • Zelinska O.  “How Protesters and the State Learn from One Another: Spiraling Repertoires of Contention and Repression in Ukraine, 1990-2014.” American Behavioral Scientist. (in print)
  • Zelinska O. “Local Maidan Across Ukraine: Democratic Aspirations in the Revolution of Dignity” In From Financial Crisis to Social Change: Towards Alternative Horizons, 89-113. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.
  • Zelinska OUkrainian Euromaidan protest: Dynamics, causes, and aftermathSociology Compass2017;1–12:e12502. https://doi.org/10.1111/soc4.12502

More information:

Olga’s CV

Google Scholar profile

Contact details:

Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

72 Nowy Swiat, 00-330 Warsaw, Poland

ozelinsk[at]sns.edu.pl