Dr. Valeria Lazarenko
Wissenschaftlerin | Politik und Planung

Valeria Lazarenko joined the IRS in April 2022. She is a researcher in the Research Area “Politics and Planning” working with topics of migration and appropriation of urban spaces by newly migrants. Her main research focus is decision-making of Ukrainian migrants towards their perspective on settling down in German cities. For her research she was granted a Philipp Schwartz scholarship for scholars at risk from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

She studied social psychology at the Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University and completed her PhD thesis (2020) at the Research Institute for Social and Political Psychology in Kyiv, Ukraine. In her research she examined the construction of spatial identities and appropriation of spaces by internally displaced people in Ukraine. In 2017-2019 she was a researcher of the Eurasian Peace Studies Exchange project and a visiting researcher at the Center for Peace Studies at the UiT - The Arctic University of Norway (2018). She also was a former guest researcher at the chair for Cultural Geography at the University of Bayreuth (2018-2019), this visit was funded by the German Academic Exchange Service.

In 2021-2022 she was associated with Kyiv-based independent think tank Cedos, where she was a policy analyst, an expert in housing and migration, and the research lead in the project on the impact of full-scale war on the civil population in Ukraine.

Forschungsinteressen und Expertise

Forschungsschwerpunkte
Migrationsforschung
Resilienzforschung
Zuwanderung und Stadtpolitik
Fachdisziplinen
Migrationssoziologie
Stadt- und Regionalsoziologie
Methodisch-konzeptionelle Schwerpunkte
Ethnographische Methodik
Narrative Interviews
Visuelle Datenanalyse

Ausgewählte Publikationen nach Erscheinungsjahr

2022
Lazarenko, V. (2022). To Stay, to Leave, to Come Back: Decision-making during the War in Ukraine. Beitrag in 9th International Urban Geographies of Post-Communist States Conference, Budapest, Ungarn.
Lazarenko, V. (2022). Re-Naming and Re-Claiming Urban Spaces in Ukraine: Spatialized Uses of Memory Politics during the XXI Century War. Beitrag in 9th International Urban Geographies of Post-Communist States Conference, Budapest, Ungarn.
Lazarenko, V. (2022, Jun 6). Bevölkerung in der Ukraine: Schuld und Handeln. https://www.zeit.de/kultur/2022-06/ukraine-krieg-erfahrungen-solidaritaet-studie
2021
Lazarenko, V. (2021). Renaming and Reclaiming Urban Spaces in Ukraine: The Perspective of Internally Displaced People. Nationalities Papers, 50(3), 439-449. https://doi.org/10.1017/nps.2021.26
2020
Lazarenko, V. (2020). Mapping identities: Narratives of displacement in Ukraine. Emotion, Space and Society, 35. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.emospa.2020.100674
2018
Lazarenko, V. (2018). Conflict in Ukraine: multiplicity of narratives about the war and displacement. European Politics and Society, 20(5), 430-449. https://doi.org/10.1080/23745118.2018.1552108

Ausgewählte Publikationen nach Publikationstyp

Aufsatz in Fachzeitschrift
Lazarenko, V. (2021). Renaming and Reclaiming Urban Spaces in Ukraine: The Perspective of Internally Displaced People. Nationalities Papers, 50(3), 439-449. https://doi.org/10.1017/nps.2021.26
Lazarenko, V. (2020). Mapping identities: Narratives of displacement in Ukraine. Emotion, Space and Society, 35. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.emospa.2020.100674
Lazarenko, V. (2018). Conflict in Ukraine: multiplicity of narratives about the war and displacement. European Politics and Society, 20(5), 430-449. https://doi.org/10.1080/23745118.2018.1552108
Beitrag in Forum oder Blog
Lazarenko, V. (2022, Jun 6). Bevölkerung in der Ukraine: Schuld und Handeln. https://www.zeit.de/kultur/2022-06/ukraine-krieg-erfahrungen-solidaritaet-studie
Konferenzpaper
Lazarenko, V. (2022). To Stay, to Leave, to Come Back: Decision-making during the War in Ukraine. Beitrag in 9th International Urban Geographies of Post-Communist States Conference, Budapest, Ungarn.
Lazarenko, V. (2022). Re-Naming and Re-Claiming Urban Spaces in Ukraine: Spatialized Uses of Memory Politics during the XXI Century War. Beitrag in 9th International Urban Geographies of Post-Communist States Conference, Budapest, Ungarn.

Ausgewählte Vorträge

2022
Mapping identities. The potential of using mental mapping exercise for studying displacement

07. September | 2022

Mapping Identities. The Potential of Using Mental Mapping Exercise for Studying Displacement

13. Juli | 2022

Researching the Impact of War on the Civilian Population in Ukraine

01. Juni | 2022

Under the Sounds of Sirens. Ukrainians' Thoughts, Feelings, and Actions during the First Days of Full-Scale War

09. Mai | 2022