Dr. Oleksandr Pankieiev is the Research Coordinator and Editor-in-Chief of the Forum for Ukrainian Studies at the Contemporary Ukraine Studies Program, the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, University of Alberta. His main research interests include the history of Stepp (Southern ) Ukraine, Russia-Ukraine relations. He is also pursuing research in the Ukrainian Canadian diaspora studies, ethnography and digital humanities.
He is the author of three historical sourcebooks and many articles on related topics. The most reset his publication is the edited collection "Meandering in Transition: Thirty Years of Reforms and Identity in Post-Communist Europe"; which he co-edited with Dr. Ostap Kushnir. The book was published in 2021 by Lexington Books.