Dr Iryna Lapshyna

Dr Iryna Lapshyna is associate professor at the Ukrainian Catholic University (Lviv); research associate at SEESOX (University of Oxford) and corresponding member of IMIS (University of Osnabrück). Previously, Iryna was a Senior Researcher at COMPAS, University of Oxford (2016-2017). From 2002 to 2014, she was Associate Professor at Lviv Academy of Commerce, Ukraine. Iryna Lapshyna has a Phd in International Economics gained in 2002, published five books (one monograph, one textbook, three edited volumes), 45 academic journal article and eight book chapters.

She has 20 years of experience in researching Ukrainian migration affairs. Her research focuses on labour migration, irregular migration, individual perceptions and aspirations, diaspora, corruption and human capital development.

She has been conducting three international projects relevant to Ukrainian migration affairs: DIEM, irregular immigrants in the UK (ESRC 2014-2018); project on the Ukrainian Diaspora in the UK and Poland (‘Do Diasporas matter? Exploring the potential role of Diaspora in the reform and post-conflict reconstruction of Ukraine’, British Academy of Science, 2015-2016); Eumagine (FP-7, 2010-14). In 2022 she received a research grant from the Volkswagen Foundation to conduct research of the drivers of forced displacement from Ukraine in Germany.

Relevant publications:

  • ‘The Russian invasion of Ukraine: scope, patterns and future development of displacement’. IMIS Working Paper (2022) (with F.Düvell) https://www.imis.uni-osnabrueck.de/fileadmin/4_Publikationen/PDFs/Duvell_Lapshyna_Ukraine_Russia_Short_Analysis_2022.pdf

  • ‘Migration and diaspora at times of crisis: Public perceptions of emigrants in Ukraine’, (2022) (Springer, Oxford);

  • ‘The Ukrainian (post)revolutionary process: diaspora mobilisations in the UK and Poland’ (2021) (in Finisterra);

  • ‘Two Diasporas: Engagement and Disengagement with the homeland in the times of crisis’, (2020) (with F. Kalantzi, in Central and Eastern European Migration Review);

  • ‘Do diasporas matter? The growing role of the Ukrainian diaspora in the UK and Poland for the development of the homeland at times of war’ (2019) (in Central and Eastern European Migration Review);

  • ‘Does Immigration Enforcement Matter (DIEM)? Irregular Immigrants and Control Policies in the UK’, (2018) (with F. Düvell, M. Cherti) (on-line report);

  • ‘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);

  • ‘Migration, Life Satisfaction, Return and Development: The Case of a Deprived Post-Soviet Country (Ukraine)’ in Migration & Development (2015) (with F. Düvell);

  • ‘The EuroMaidan Protests, Corruption, and War in Ukraine: Migration Trends and Ambitions’, (2015), (with F. Düvell Migration Source, MPI);

  • ‘Corruption as a driver of migration aspirations’ in Economics & Sociology;

  • (2012) ‘Transformational changes and challenges for human capital development’ (2015), (in Economics & Sociology);

  • ‘The Exchange of Human Capital between Ukraine and Poland: Analytical Assessment and the Ways to Avoid Asymmetry’, in Kryk et al. (eds), Ukraine and Poland: selected socio-economic issues, (2010) Kyiv/Szczecin;

  • ‘The State of Economics in Ukraine in Comparative Perspective: Current Situation, Outlook, and Prospects for Forming a New Professional Association’ in Economics & Sociology (2010) (with Bochniarz Z., Stepanova O.);

  • ‘Human capital development in Ukraine in the process of Eurointegration’. National Institute for Strategic Studies, Lviv (2008) [Монографія ‘Розвиток людського капіталу України в процесі поглиблення євроінтеграції’, Львів, НІСД.- [Ukrainian]