Viktoriya Volodko – PhD in Sociology (2011), Research Fellow at the Centre of Social Monitoring at Ivan Franko National University of Lviv. Her research interest includes migration studies, transnationalism, gender identities and migration regimes, post-socialism and gender politics, critical studies on family and family roles, visual culture and qualitative methods of social research. Viktoriya is the author of more than 20 articles on migration and family life of Ukrainian labour migrants. She participated in international conferences, seminars and summer schools in Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania, Germany etc. Viktoriya’s doctoral and post-doctoral research work was supported by International Visegrad Foundation (2008-2009), CASE project (2012), Frithz Thyseen Foundation (2014) and Fulbright Research Scholarship (2015). She is co-author of research project (together with Olha Rovenchak) about emigration and returned migration Ukrainian female labour migrants in Poland and Greece (2008-2010). “International Migration: Theory and Practice” monograph written with O. Rovenchak was published in 2015 at publishing house of Ivan Franko National University of Lviv. This monograph is based on the research conducted in Poland and Greece. Currently Viktoriya is involved in the research project “Sociocultural Adaptation of Crimean Tatars in Non-Occupied Ukraine”.

Her non-academic professional experience includes group leader work (running and organization of travels in China, Mongolia, Russia, Ukraine and Hungary) for “Intrepid Travel” Australian Tourist Company (2011) and quality assurance support of software products in “Forte Group” company with headquarter in Chicago (2016). Victoria was volunteer in Serbia (ecology project; 2006) and Slovak Republic (international preservation project; 2010).