Nadiia Zasanska 

Visit Dates: 2019-20

Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv, Ukraine

Research Interests
  • Political exploitation
  • Religion in post-Soviet states 
  • Rhetoric and online media 

Nadiia Zasanska has been a Lecturer and postdoctoral researcher at Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv, Ukraine, since 2017. Previously she served as a research fellow in the Open Society Archives of Central European University in Budapest and as an independent researcher at the State Pedagogical University 'Kropivnitskiy' in central Ukraine. Her PhD (2016) was in Applied Linguistics; her Master's and bachelor's degrees are in English and Literature. While at Notre Dame, she continued her line of publication on the political exploitation of religion in post-Soviet states, focusing on the rhetoric and online media of the Russian Orthodox Church as it seeks to shape Ukrainian identity.