Dr. Natalia Otrishchenko

Dr. Natalia Otrishchenko

sociologist, researcher, research assistant, “Region, Nation, and Beyond” project (2012-2014), coordinator of "Urban Stories" at the Urban Media Archive (2014 – present)


Candidate of Sociological Studies with a focus on "methodology and methods of sociological research" (2015, Institute of Sociology at the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine), graduate of the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv’s History Department (2012), and from the Inter-Institutional Individual Humanitarian Studies (MISH) (2011). Natalia studied in the USA at Berea College (2009-2010), in Slovenia at the IEDC-Bled School of Management (2009), and taught at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (2016). She was involved in the "Region, Nation and Beyond" (2012-15, University of St. Gallen), "Memories of Vanished Populations" (2012-14, Lund University), and "Historical Cultures in Transition" (2017-2019, Collegium Civitas) international projects, a guest researcher at the AGH University (2012). She is a member of Ukrainian Oral History Association.

Natalia leads the Urban Media Archive's "Urban Stories" and conducts a research "Urban Experts and Changing Cities: Reshaping Professional Field (1970s-2010s)" within the "Planned Urbanity in Socialism and Beyond" focus. She was a tutor and later coordinator of the Urban Summer Schools "Visions and Experiences" (2015-17), on behalf of her institution she was involved in the organization of Urban Summer school "Open Form" (Lublin-Szumin-Warsaw, 2018).

Her areas of academic interests include: methodology and methods of sociological research, oral history, projective methods, urban sociology, spatial and social transformations after the state socialism.

Selected publications:

  • Otrishchenko, N., Kozlova, I. (2020). (Not) Our Heritage: Cultural Milieu and Urban Space of Lviv. In V. Mihaylov (Ed). Urban spaces of conflicts and divisions in Central and Eastern Europe (pp. 151–70). Springer. The Urban Book Series.
  • Otrishchenko, N. (2019). Reclaiming Positions and Reimagining the City? Lviv Urban Experts since the Late 1980s. In N. Camprag, A. Suri (Eds.). Three Decades of Post-socialist Transition. Conference Proceedings (pp. 295–301). Darmstadt: TUprints.
  • Otrishchenko, N. (2019). Between Anonymity and Attachment: Remembering Others in Lviv’s Pidzamche District. Journal of Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society, 5(2), 87–120.
  • Otrishchenko, N., ed. Sykhiv: Spaces, Memories, Practices. Results of the Third Urban Summer School "Visions & Experiences." Lviv: FOP Shumylovych, 2018. [published as a volume in Ukrainian (ISBN 978-966-97142-3-7)]
  • Konieczna-Sałamatin J., Stryjek, T., Otrishchenko, N. Wydarzenia – Ludzie – Historia. Raport z badań sondażowych o pamięci współczesnych Polaków i Ukraińców. Warszawa: Collegium Civitas, 2018. (ISBN: 978-83-61067-82-5)
  • Otrishchenko, N. "(Re)defining Places for Community in Sykhiv Housing Estate." Folia Geographica Socio-Oeconomica 30 (2017): 27 – 37.
  • Otrishchenko, N. "Beyond the Square: The Real and Symbolic Landscapes of Euromaidan." In Ukraine’s Euromaidan: Analyses of a Civil Revolution, edited by D. R. Marples and F. V. Mills, 147 – 62. Stuttgart: ibidem-Verlag, 2015.
  • Otriščenko, N. "‘Šios vietos dvasia teikia stiprybės’: ukrainiečių protestai Kijevo Nepriklausomybės aikštėje." In Vietos Dvasios Beieškant. Kolektyvinis straipsnių rinkinys, edited by R. Čepaitienė, 295 – 318. Vilnius: LII, 2014.
  • Отріщенко, Н. "Досвід революції: від цінностей до повсякденних практик." Соціологія: Теорія, методи, маркетинг 3 (2014): 148–58.