Chief Research Scientist at the Department of Political Institutions and Processes, Doctor of Political Sciences, Candidate of Historical Sciences, Professor.
She was born on May 6, 1959. She graduated (1985; with honors) from the Faculty of History of O. Gorky National Pedagogical Institute of Kyiv. (now – Drahomanov National Pedagogical University); doctoral studies at the Institute of Political and Ethnonational Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (1999).
In March 1989 she received the degree of Candidate of Historical Sciences (supervisor – Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor S. Kulchytsky); in May 1999 – the degree of Doctor of Political Sciences (scientific consultant – Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor Y. Shapoval).
In 2002–2003, she was awarded the title of Professor of the Department of Philosophy and Social Sciences and Senior Researcher, majoring in “Political Institutions and Processes”.
During 1985-2002 she worked at O. Gorky State Pedagogical Institute of Kyiv., the Institute of Party History (under the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Ukraine), Kyiv National University of Trade and Economics, going from laboratory assistant, research assistant, head of office to senior lecturer, associate professor and, finally, professor.
Since 2002 she has been working at the Kuras Institute for Political and Ethnic Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine: in 2002–2008 she held the position of Chief Research Fellow of the Department of Socio-Political History; since the end of 2010 she has headed the Department of Socio-Political History of the Kuras Institute for Political and Ethnic Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. Since 2022 – Chief Research Scientist at the Department of Political Institutions and Processes.
He is an expert on modern political processes in Ukraine and the Ukrainian intellectual history of the XIX – XXI centuries; one of the founders, in the structure of domestic political science, of such subdisciplines as partology and political regionalism, and, accordingly, the developer of methodological approaches to the study of political parties, regional political regimes, identities, elites in Ukraine.
One of the initiators, editors and authors of fundamental scientific projects – a six-volume “Political History of Ukraine” (2002-2003), the publication “Political Encyclopedia” (2011), “Political Science in Ukraine” (2016); one of the authors of a number of national reports of the NAS of Ukraine, in particular: “National sovereignty of Ukraine in the context of globalization” (2011), “Civilizational choice of Ukraine: a paradigm of understanding and strategy of action” (2016); leader and participant of a number of targeted research projects of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine: “Donbass in the information security system of the state: regional features, external challenges, tools to combat anti-Ukrainian propaganda” (2015); “Conflicts of identities in Ukraine and ways to regulate them in the context of the policy of civic consolidation of the Ukrainian nation” (2015); “Political process in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea: features, contradictions, miscalculations (1991-2014)” (2016) and others.
He combines work at the Institute with teaching – since 1999 he has been working as a professor at the Department of Political Science of the National University “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy” (teaches the author’s course “Logic and Methodology of Scientific Research”).
Honored Worker of Science and Technology of Ukraine (2010). Awarded the Diploma of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine “For services to the Ukrainian people” (2013); Diploma of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine “for high professionalism” (2009); Diploma of the Head of the Main Department of Educational and Socio-Psychological Work of the Armed Forces of Ukraine “for many years of educational activities in the Armed Forces of Ukraine and a significant personal contribution to the military-patriotic education of youth” (2011). Acknowledged by the Minister of Defense of Ukraine “For significant personal contribution to the development of the Armed Forces of Ukraine” (2013); thanks to the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine “for exemplary performance of duties, professionalism, diligence” (2016).
She was awarded a diploma of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine “for many years of fruitful scientific and pedagogical work, significant creative achievements in the study of national statehood and personal contribution to the development of domestic political science” (2009); the award of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine “For scientific achievements” (2019); a letter from the head of the Yevhen Bereznyak Military Diplomatic Academy on the inclusion of M. Karmazina’s name in the Book of Honor of the Yevhen Bereznyak Military Diplomatic Academy ”(2019).
Member of the specialized scientific board for the defense of dissertations for the degree of doctor (candidate) of political science at Kuras Institute of Political and Ethnic Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (since 2002) and a member of the specialized scientific council for the defense of dissertations for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy at the Yevhen Bereznyak Military Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.
In 2002–2006 he was a member of the expert commission of the Higher Attestation Commission of Ukraine (branch – political sciences).
Author and host of programs on Ukrainian radio: “Ukrainian statehood: at the origins of the idea” (November 1998 – January 1999) and a program dedicated to Lesya Ukrainka (2003).
Member of the public organization “Ukrainian Academy of Political Sciences” (since 2004 – Corresponding Member, since 2010 – Academician). Supervisor and consultant of 8 defended doctoral and candidate dissertations.
Author of more than 300 scientific works, including about 20 monographs and brochures, of which 7 are individual.
Research interests: methodology of cognition; political institutions and political regionalism in Ukraine; political history and the history of political thought in Ukraine in the XIX-XXI centuries; geopolitical processes.