Sociological perspectives on the war in Ukraine

  • Wed 11 May 22

    14:00 - 16:00

  • Colchester Campus

    CTC.2.04 (Causeway Teaching Centre)

  • Event speaker


  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars
    Sociology Department

  • Event organiser

    Sociology, Department of

  • Contact details

    Dr Anna Di Ronco

Join the Department of Sociology and Research Centres for an insightful seminar on the Sociological perspectives on the war in Ukraine.

Co-organised by the Sociology Department, the Centre for Criminology, the Centre for Migration Studies and CRESI Centre for Research in Economic Sociology and Innovation.


Criminology and the War in Ukraine

Dr Adam White is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology in the School of Law, University of Sheffield.  His research interests include: the rise of the private security and private military industries in the postwar era; shifting patterns of state-market relations in the security and military sectors; and the connections between criminology and war.  His teaching includes modules on Criminology and War and Criminality, Victimhood and War.


Russia’s Imperial Trauma and the West – the historical background of the war in Ukraine

Dr Felix Schnell Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Essex since 2015. MA in Berlin (FU) 1996, PhD in Bielefeld 2004, post-doctoral dissertation (habilitation) in Berlin (Humboldt University) 2010. Research interests: history of Russia and Ukraine, violence as social and cultural phenomenon in history, micro-history of NS-Germany on the basis of ego-documents.


The Zelenskyy Effect: Why Ukraine Will Win

Dr Ola Onuch is a Senior Lecturer in Politics at the University of Manchester. Onuch’s 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, reviewed in Europe-Asia Studies), explores the processes leading up to mass protest engagement in Ukraine (2004) and Argentina (2001).


The War in Ukraine and the Western Response

Dr Dimitar Bechev is a visiting scholar at Carnegie Europe, where he focuses on Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe. He is also a lecturer at the Oxford School of Global and Area Studies, University of Oxford. Bechev is the author of Turkey under Erdogan (Yale University Press, 2022), Historical Dictionary of North Macedonia (Rowman, 2019), and Rival Power: Russia in Southeast Europe (Yale UP, 2017) as well as co-editor of Russia Rising: Putin’s Foreign Policy in the Middle East and North Africa (Bloomsbury, 2021). He has also published numerous academic articles and policy reports. 


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