Greta Uehling’s research explores international migration. Her work has focused on the large-scale smuggling of children. Uehling looked at the manner in which smuggled immigrant children are positioned within an elaborate system of border patrol detention centers, shelter facilities, and courts in the United States. She has also examined how the resettlement of refugees has been affected by concern about national security following 9/11. Focusing on refugees in the United States, she is considering the ways refugees take on individualism and are responsibilized.
She is currently in the planning stages of a project examining the politics of history among ethnic groups in southern Ukraine. She will consider how the rehabilitation of Stalin and discourses surrounding patriotism and treason are affecting the construction of a tolerant, multi-ethnic society in Crimea.
Uehling has consulted for a variety of international organizations including USAID, USCRI, and the Panorama Center. Most recently, she was an independent expert for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) High Commissioner for National Minorities (HCNM) project “The Integration of Formerly Deported People in Crimea, Ukraine,” from September 2012-April 2013.