Who are the Protesters in Belarus?

Convenors: Dr Nicolette Makovicky, (REES, OSGA) and Dr Agnieszka Kościańska (Leverhulme Fellow at REES, OSGA)

Speaker: Dr Olga Onuch (University of Manchester)

Dr Olga Onuch is Senior Lecturer in Politics at the University of Manchester. Her comparative study of protest (elections, migration & identity) in Eastern Europe and Latin America has made her a leading expert in Ukrainian and Argentine politics specifically, but also in inter-regional comparative analysis. Her book “Mapping Mass Mobilizations” (2014) explores the processes leading up to mass protest engagement in Ukraine (2004) and Argentina (2001). Onuch is currently Principle Investigator (ESRC) of MOBILISE “Determinants of ‘Mobilisation’ at Home and Abroad: Analysing the Micro- Foundations of Out-Migration & Mass Protest”. She is also Co-PI on a National Science Foundation funded study of Ukrainian political opinion.