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Dr. Iryna Lapshyna is Research Associate at South East European Studies at Oxford (SEESOX), University of Oxford. Since 2016 she is an Associate Professor, lecturer at Ukrainian Catholic University (Lviv). Previously she was a Senior Researcher at Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS), University of Oxford, working on the ESRC-funded project ‘Does immigration enforcement matter? Irregular immigrants and control policies in the UK’.

Iryna has a PhD in International Economics (2002). She worked as national expert on an EU-funded FP7 project “Imagining Europe from the outside” (2010-2013). From 2002 to 2014 she was Associate Professor at Lviv Academy of Commerce, Ukraine. Her research focuses on labour migration from Ukraine, migration perceptions and aspirations, Ukrainian diaspora, corruption and human capital development.

She has published five book, 44 academic journal articles and eight book chapters, amongst these ‘Human capital development in Ukraine’ (2008); ‘We can only dream about Europe’: perceptions of social policy as a driver of migration aspirations. The case of Ukraine’ in Journal of Social Policy Studies (2018, with F. Düvell), ‘The EuroMaidan Protests, Corruption, and War in Ukraine: Migration Trends and Ambitions’ (2015, with F. Düvell Migration Source, MPI); ‘Migration, Life Satisfaction, Return and Development: The Case of a Deprived Post-Soviet Country (Ukraine)’ (2015, with F. Duvell); ‘Corruption as a driver of migration aspirations: the case of Ukraine’ (2014); ‘Migration aspirations, motivations and emergence of migration culture in Ukraine’ (2013); ‘Transformational changes and challenges for human capital development in the context of Ukrainian labour migration (2012)’.