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Anastasiya Byesyedina

PhD Candidate in the Department of Government and International Relations, Sessional Teacher and Student Writing Fellow, University of Sydney

I am a PhD candidate at the University of Sydney in the Department of Government and International Relations. I am interesting in the study of modern Ukraine, revolutions and national identity. The primary goal of my dissertation is to systematically investigate how social movements construct identity by drawing a comparison between the Ukrainian revolutions: 2004 Orange Revolution and 2013-14 Revolution of Dignity. My study treats identity as a subject prone to contestation, and consequently reconstruction, through a process which is rooted in a historical environment and traces of which can be observed through the three dimensions of: collective memory, language, and religion.

Experience

  • –present
    PhD Candidate in the Department of Government and International Relations, Sessional Teacher and Student Writing Fellow, University of Sydney

Education

  • 2015 
    The University of Sydney, Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Government and International Relations