Kateryna Pishchikova

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Kateryna Pishchikova is research fellow at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Pisa, Italy, where she has been working on a number of research projects funded by the European Commission. Her research focuses on issues of democratization and the role of civil society in political transformation as well as democracy promotion. Her geographic area of expertise is the former Soviet Union, with particular focus on Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus. Her recent book titled "Promoting Democracy in Postcommunist Ukraine: The Contradictory Outcomes of US Aid to Women's NGOs" came out with Lynne Rienner Publishers/FirstForumPress in 2011. Kateryna Pishchikova took her PhD at the University of Amsterdam, where she also taught MA and BA courses on transnational politics, foreign assistance, civil society, and democratization. She was also visiting scholar at the Kennan Institute of the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars in 2004. She has MA in Gender Studies from the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary, and MA in Linguistics from the Kharkiv State University, Ukraine. During her graduate studies, Kateryna Pishchikova worked with the EU Project TACIS and on several projects with youth NGOs in Ukraine.

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