Alla Marchenko

Alla Marchenko

Associate Professor (Docent)

Ukrainian Institute for Scientific, Technical and Economic Information, Kyiv (Ukraine)

Kyiv Institute of Social and Cultural relations named after Olga the Princess, Kyiv (Ukraine)

public organization Fund for Municipal Development , Kyiv (Ukraine)

Associate Professor
Academy of Labor and Social Relations, Kyiv (Ukraine)

Associate Professor
Taras Shevchenko national University of Kyiv, Kyiv (Ukraine)

Participant of the international research project Internationalization and Implementation of Western Educational Standards in the Post-Soviet States: from Building a Network towards Joint Research
Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Uppsala University, (Sweden)

Associate Researcher
National Research University Higher School of Economics, Saint-Petersburg (Russian Federation)

Carnegie Research Fellow
New York University (USA)


BSc + MSc
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv (Ukraine)

Postgraduate studies
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kiev, Kyiv (Ukraine)

Taras Shevchenko National University of Kiev, Kyiv (Ukraine)

Qualitative Methods of Research of Social Transformations in Ukraine

Research Fields:
Social Sciences, general

Previous and Current Research

  • social prestige as sociological concept, late Soviet period and its impact on contemporary Ukraine,
  • dynamics of civic engagement in Ukraine,
  • factors of civic engagement,
  • Hasidic pilgrimage in Ukraine.

Future Projects and Goals

  • sociological measurement of latent ethnic intolerance (e.g., anti-semitism)

Our group is interested in qualitative sociological methods and their application to various social processes in contemporary Ukrainian society, which we label with the term "social transformations". Such transformations embrace both such macro-processes as globalization, integration into European space, transitions connected with the USSR legacy, and micro-processes – national and regional identity formation, civic engagement, gender equality transformations, (in)tolerance, etc. Our focus is to strengthen qualitative methodology of sociological research as a self-sufficient one, aimed to diagnose latent and socially undesirable processes in Ukrainian society.

Methodological and Technical Expertise

  • conducting sociological research based on qualitative methods of data collection and analysis.

Membership in such professional associations:

  • Sociological Association of Ukraine (SAU)
  • International Sociological Association (International Sociological Association), Research Group "Comparative Sociology"
  • NGO “Ukrainian Association for Evaluation”

Selected Publications

Alla Marchenko.
Civic activities in Eastern Europe: links with democratic political culture
East European Politics Volume 32, Issue 1, 2016 - pp. 12-27.

Alla Marchenko.
Civic and political activity of students in the era of "liquid modernity": scope, nature, consequences
In Ukrainian // : : / . ., .. - - : Ļ, 2015. - .6. - . 63-73.

Alla Marchenko.
Hasidic Pilgrimage as a Cultural Performance: Case of Contemporary Ukraine
Judaica Ukrainica, 2014 (3). - pp. 60-80.

Mykola Borovyk, Alla Marchenko.
Biographical Research in Ukraine: A New Field in a New Country
Biography and Society. ISA Newsletter of RC 38. December, 2014. - pp. 6-12.

Alla Marchenko.
Comparisons of Civic Engagement in Europe: Evidence from European Values Study
Slovak Journal of Political Science, 2014. - Vol. 14, 4. - pp. 331-360.

Alla Marchenko.
Hasidic pilgrimage in Ukraine: sociological reflections on cross-cultural perceptions of communities
/ In Ukrainian // , , 20. - : .. - 2014. - . 289-294.

Alla Marchenko, Mykola Sydorov.
Methodical specificity of factorial surveys (on the example of pilot study of the role of ideological issues in friendships)
/ In Ukrainian // , . -, 20.-: . ..-2014.-.116-122.

Sergiy Kurbatov, Alla Marchenko.
Diversification of The Late Soviet: Attitudes to Mikhail Gorbachev in The Mirrors of History Textbooks
The Ideology and Politics Journal / Post-Soviet Order between the Tradition and Modernity Issue 2(4). - 2013. - pp. 4-28

Alla Marchenko.
Measurement of Protest Moods of Youth in Ukraine or What is revealed by Euromaidan?
/ In Ukrainian // Youth policy : problems and prospects: / Eds. S.Shchudlo, P. Dlugosz. - Drogobych - Przemysl : Shvydkodruk. - 2014. - 5. - 480 p. - pp, 90-97

Marchenko, A.M.
Students' attitude to student self-governance at Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University
/ In Ukrainian // ³ . : . 2012. .70-75.