Ukrainian guest researchers started their work in Vienna

Oksana Pasitska and Akif Tahiiev were granted our emergency fellowship

Oksana Pasitska, PhD

Oksana Pasitska holds a PhD of historical sciences from the I. Krypiakevych Institute of Ukrainian Studies of National Academy of Ukraine (2020). Her doctoral thesis deals with the ethnic, social and economic aspects of Galicia at the end of XIX – first third XX century. Her wider research interests include the problems of ethnic identity of people who lived on ethnic Ukrainian territory. She is the author of two monographs and numerous articles on these topics. In cooperation with the ‘Non-Territorial Autonomy’ team she investigates the problems of cooperation os the Greek Catholic Church (Metropolitan Andrei Sheptytsky) with the Ukrainian diaspora in Austria in connection with non-territorial autonomy provisions.

Akif Tahiiev, PhD

Akif Tahiiev holds a Ph.D in Law from Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University (Ukraine) with a thesis on Shia Islamic Law and its specifics. His wider research interests include Islamic Law, Comparative Law, Shia Islam, Human Rights, Legal History and Minorities. In the framework of the ‘Non-Territorial Autonomy’ project, he investigates the activities of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People as a form of non-territorial autonomy in Ukraine and its prospects after 2014.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement no 758015