Galyna Ivanivna Zelenko

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Head of the Department of Theoretical and Applied Problems of Political Science, Doctor of Political Sciences, Professor, Correspondent Member of NAS of Ukraine.

In 1993, she graduated with honors from the Faculty of History of the Drahomanov State Pedagogical University, having obtained the qualification as a history teacher and methodologist of educational work. She studied at the graduate school of the Institute of Political and Ethnonational Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. In 2001, she defended the dissertation on “Ukraine – Poland: models of political modernization” (specialty 23.00.02 – Political Institutions and Processes) and received the degree of Candidate of Political Sciences (equivalent to the PhD degree). In 2005, she was awarded the academic title of Associate Professor at the Department of Philosophy and Political Science.

In 2007, she defended her doctoral dissertation on “Institutionalization of civil society in post-socialist countries (with the reference to the cases of Ukraine and the Vysegrad countries” (specialty 23.00.02 – Political Institutions and Processes). The academic title of Professor (specialty 23.00.02 – Political Institutions and Processes) was awarded to her in 2014.

She worked at Kuras Institute of Political and Ethnic Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine since September 2000, holding the positions of Junior, Scientific, Senior, Leading, and Chief Research Scientist accordingly. In 2006–2012, she worked as the Academic Secretary of the Specialized Board of Science for the Defense of Dissertations for the degree of Doctor (Candidate) of Political Sciences at Kuras Institute of Political and Ethnic Studies of the NAS of Ukraine.

Since 2019, she has been the Head of the Department of Theoretical and Applied Problems of Political Science as well as a member of the Scientific Borad of Kuras Institute of Political and Ethnic Studies of the NAS of Ukraine.

G.I. Zelenko is the Deputy Chairman of the Specialized Board of Science for the Defense of Dissertations for the degree of Doctor (Candidate) of Political Sciences at the Kuras Institute of Political and Ethnic Studies, as well as a member of the Specialized Board of Science for the Defense of Dissertations for the degree of Doctor (Candidate) of Political Science at the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. In 2007–2011 she worked as the Deputy Chairman of the Specialized Academic Council for the Defense of Dissertations for the degree of Doctor (Candidate) of Political Sciences at the Drahomanov National Pedagogical University.

She is a member of the editorial boards of the following scientific publications: the Political Studies journal, the Scientific Journal of the National Pedagogical M.P. Drahomanov University. Series 22. Political Science “and the Bulletin of V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University. Series Political Science collections of scientific papers (professional publications of category B), as well as the Studia Politologica Ucraino-Polonia yearbook (Ukraine – Poland). In 2010–2014, she worked as a member of the editorial boards of the Russian scientific publications Society: Politics, Economics, Law and Theory and Practice of Social Development.

She is a member of the International Association of Political Science (IPSA), being since 2007 a member of the IPSA Board. From 2004 to 2010, she worked as the Academic Secretary of the Association of Political Sciences of Ukraine. She is currently a member of the Commission on European Integration of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, as well as a member of the expert group of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine on the Evaluation of Scientific Institutions in the Field of Social Sciences (since 2019).

She has on several occasions completed internships in foreign research institutions: at the University of Warsaw (according to the Program of the Summer School of Eastern European Studies, 2001, Poland); at the Central European University (under the in-service training program for freelance teachers, 2004, Budapest, Hungary); at the Institute of Political Science of the Slovak Academy of Sciences (owing to the grant of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine for Young Scientists, 2005, Bratislava, Slovakia); at the Institute of Scientific Information on Social Sciences of the Russian Academy of Sciences (owing to the grant of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine for Young Scientists, 2006, Moscow, Russian Federation); in the European Parliament (for the program of management training for public authorities, 2007, Brussels, Belgium); at the Institute of International Relations of the University of Warsaw (under the Erasmus Exchange Program, 2018, Poland).

Laureate of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine Award for Young Scientists “For Best Scientific Work” (for the monograph “Post-modernization”: the experience of Poland and Ukraine (2003); Scholar of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine for young scientists). She is a Scholar of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine for Young Scientists for the project “Ukraine and Vysegrad Group Countries: Cooperation within the Eastern Partnership” (in cooperation with the Institute of Political Science of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, 2011-2013) and the National Agency for Innovative Development for the project “NGOs as civic structures society: the dynamics of change in post-Soviet countries (based on the cases of Ukraine and Moldova”) (in cooperation with the Institute of Philosophy of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova, 2010-2011).

She was awarded with honors from the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine “For Professional Achievements” in 2016.

She combines work at the Institute with teaching: in 2005-2010, she worked as an Associate Professor, and in 2010-2016, as a Professor at the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (the Department of Political Science); in 2005-2008, she worked as Associate Professor at the Drahomanov National Pedagogical University, being since 2008 a Professor at that university (the Department of Political Science).

G.I. Zelenko has been a research advisor to 8 researchers who subsequently became Candidates of Political Sciences (PhD). She is the author of more than 200 research papers, including 2 individual monographs and 36 collective ones.

Research interest: political transformation and political modernization in post-Communist countries, political institutions of post-Communist countries, parliamentarism, specifics of civil society development, exogenous factors’ impact on dynamics of post-Communist transits.

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