Dr Olena Fedyuk

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Dr Olena Fedyuk - Experienced Researcher
Host Organisation: University of Strathclyde
Project: Inclusion, exclusion and precarious employment in Europe: the story so far from the UK, Belgium, France and Poland
Supervisor(s): Prof. Paul Stewart

Education/Research Interests
Olena Fedyuk is a recent graduate from the department of Sociology and Social Anthropology at the Central European University (CEU), Budapest. In 2011 Olena defended her dissertation that tackled questions of transnational moral economies, distant motherhood and care regimes through the ethnographic examination of Ukrainian labour migration to Italy, and since that time continues to pursue her academic interest in sphere of transnational migration, care-work, labour transformations, female employment policies and migration policies.

In March 2014, Olena took up the post-doctoral position in the Marie Curie network “Changing Employment” at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. Her recent involvement with relevant projects include “Costs and Benefits of Labour Mobility between the EU and the Eastern Partnership Partner Countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine)” (2012) and NEUJOBS project (2013-14), where she continues to look into the overlap of migration, employment and care regimes. In 2012, Olena started work on a documentary film “Road of a migrant”, which follows a 10-day-long walking religious pilgrimage organized by labour migrants and their families in Ukraine [Link to Olena discussing her documentary]. 

Olena’s most recent publications include:

2012, “Images of transnational motherhood: the role of photographs in measuring time and maintaining connections between Ukraine and Italy.” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. February 38(2) 

2013 (Italian) Fedyuk O., Piperno F., Vianello F. A. “Un welfare transnazionale per le lavoratrici domestiche. Alcune riflessioni a partire dal caso ucraino.” In Badare non basta Il lavoro di cura: attori, progetti, politiche [Taking care is not enough. The carework: actors, projects and policies]. Eds. Sergio Pasquinelli and Giselda Rusmini. Rome: Ediesse.

2014 (co-authored with Attila Bartha and Viola Zentai) “Migrant domestic care workers: State and market-based policy mix” NEUJOBS

Find out what Olena has been doing in our recent eNewsletter (No 7)


Fedyuk, Olena., (forthcoming) Ukrainian Migration to the European Union: Lessons from Migration Studies. Eds. Fedyuk O. and Kindler M. State of the Art. Forthcoming in IMISCOE publications, Springer.

Fedyuk, Olena., (2017 forthcoming) Inclusion and exclusion in Europe: migration, work and employment perspectives.. Fedyuk O and P. Stewart (eds.)

Fedyuk, Olena., Stewart, Paul (2017 Forthcoming) Introduction: When migration is a part of the larger picture. in P. Stewart and O. Fedyuk (eds.) Inclusion, exclusion and precarious employment in Europe: the story so far from the UK, Belgium, France and Poland.

Fedyuk, Olena., (2016) Road of a migrant. Documentary Film Festival selection - INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL DOCUDAYS UA, 25.03- 1.04 2016 Kyiv, Ukraine

Fedyuk, Olena., (2016) Road of a migrant. DocuDays UA Human Rights Film Festival: Festival's special program selection. Kyiv, Ukraine, 31 March 2016

Fedyuk, Olena., (2016) Road of a migrant. MIGFILM: mini-festival on migration issues. Prague, CzR, 16-17 June 2016

Fedyuk, Olena., (2016) On the Path to Regularity: Exploring the Individual Costs of Regularization among Ukrainian Ageing Domestic and Care Workers in Italy. Urban People, 18/ 2016 / 2, Issue title: AGEING, CARE AND MIGRATION. Editors: Petra Ezzeddine and Hana Havelková

Fedyuk, Olena., (2016) Inclusion, exclusion and precarious employment in Europe: the story so far from the UK, Belgium, France and Poland. Changing Employment output

Fedyuk, Olena., (2016) Documentary film screening and discussion 'Road of a migrant'. Central and East European Studies Seminar Programme 2015-2016, University of Glasgow, Januay 20th, 2016

Fedyuk, Olena., (2016) “Transnational parenthood.” . In Routledge Handbook on Immigration and Refugee Studies. Ed. Anna Triandafyllidou, London and New York: Routledge International Handbooks series.

Fedyuk, Olena., Zentai, Violetta (2016) Book chapter in-progress presentation: "Interview in migration studies - a step towards a dialogue and knowledge co-production?". IMISCOE conference, Prague, June 30th - July 2nd

Fedyuk, Olena., (2016) “Mothering under a different name: cases of Ukrainian women with liminal legal status birthing in Ireland.”. EU BORDER CARE ANNUAL CONFERENCE at EUI, Florence. June 27-28, 2016

Fedyuk, Olena., (2015) “Growing up with migration: Shifting roles and responsibilities within the transnational families of Ukrainian care-workers in Italy.” . In In the Dark: Family Rights and Migrant Domestic Work. Eds. Kontos Maria and Glenda Tibe Bonifacio. Palgrave.

Fedyuk, Olena., (2015) Aging care-workers: the case of Ukrainian women in Italy. Seminar Series The Economies of Care, Goldsmiths University of London, October 2015

Fedyuk, Olena., (2015) Documentary film "Road of a migrant" Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Pucx8NPGmc.

Fedyuk, Olena., (2015) Immigration, aging and care work in the EU: triangle of demand, fear and exploitation . Oxford Institute of Population Ageing 11s, 19 February 2015

Fedyuk, Olena., (2015) Documentary film project "Olha's Italian Diary" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IFhzdr1zWo. Film project pitching at Budapest International Film Festival, BIDF Gulyas - Industry workshop, September 2015

Fedyuk, Olena., (2014) Reconfigurations of 'ir/regularity' through practices of labour: experiences of migrants from new member states and third country nationals within the EU. 17th Nordic Migration Research Conference, Copenhagen, 13-15 August 2014

Fedyuk, Olena., (2014) Costs and benefits of labour migration on migrants' professional trajectories and their households' well-being: comparative case study of Ukrainian labour migration to Italy and Ireland. ESRC 11 Series: The Regulation of Work and Employment, Towards a Multi-Disciplinary, Multilevel Framework - ESRC 11 4: Regulation and the individual experience of work, Newcastle University, 12-13February 2015

Fedyuk, Olena., (2014) . University of Warsaw, Migration Research Center 11, Poland, 24 November 2014

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