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Olga Boichak


Olga Boichak, MPA, PhD is a Lecturer in Digital Cultures and Director of the Computational Social Science Lab at the University of Sydney. She is a Ukrainian-born sociologist whose research interests span networks, narratives, and cultures of activism in the digital age. Boichak has written for a range of academic and popular media on the topics of participatory cultures and humanitarianism surrounding Russia’s war against Ukraine. Her auto-ethnographic essay, Hidden Bread and Hidden Histories, has inspired an award-winning Missing Chapter documentary (Vox, 2022). She is currently working on a project that maps topographies of Ukraine’s digital sovereignty as part of her Australian Research Council DECRA fellowship. She has been the recipient of a number of international research fellowships and awards and is on the list of prominent Australians personally sanctioned by the Kremlin.

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