Why Ukraine’s Civilians are Integral to the War Effort: Understanding the Roles and Motivations of Wartime Civilian Actors
Dr. Emma Mateo is currently the Petro Jacyk Postdoctoral Research Scholar in Ukrainian Studies at Columbia University in the City of New York. She studies protest and civil society in Eastern Europe, with a particular focus on local mobilization during mass protests and significant political events. Emma’s current research focuses on the response of Ukrainian civilians to Russia’s full-scale invasion. Emma’s PhD research at the University of Oxford (2022) explored the role of networks during nationwide protests in Ukraine and Belarus. Emma also holds a master’s degree in Russian and East European Studies from the University of Oxford, and a bachelor’s degree in Modern Languages from the University of Cambridge.