Keynote Dr. Oleh Wolowyna

Keynote Dr. Oleh Wolowyna

Keynote Dr. Oleh Wolowyna

Academic and Scholar | University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Dr. Oleh Wolowyna was born in Lviv, Ukraine, and grew up in Argentina. He has a Licenciado degree in mathematics from the National University of Buenos Aires, a master’s degree in Sociology and Statistics from the University of Florida in Gainesville, a PhD in demography from Brown University, and was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. He has taught at the Universities of Florida, Western Ontario in Canada and North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Oleh is a Fellow at the Center for Slavic, Eurasian and Eastern European Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. For the last five years he has been working on the demography of the 1932-1934 Famine-Holodomor with a team of demographers at the Institute of Demography and Social Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. Part of this research was carried out as a two-time recipient of a Fulbright Research grant.

Oleh is also the Founder and Director of the Center for Demographic and Socio-economic Research on Ukrainians in the United States, at the Shevchenko Scientific Society-America in New York. His latest publication is an Atlas of Ukrainians in the U.S.