Research trip to Ukraine: Science against all odds

Autumn 2017 promises to become a turning point in my starting academic career. At the beginning of October 2017 I move to Kyiv, Ukraine for a rather lengthy amount of time – 6 weeks – to do field research on my chosen topic. My PhD project covers historical politics in the Russian-Ukrainian conflict area, with a current focus on the post-Stalinist era in Ukraine (1953-1973) and its dissident movement commonly referred to as “the 1960ers”.