Volodymyr Ishchenko is a Research Associate at the Institute of East European Studies at the Freie Universität Berlin. He defended a doctoral thesis in sociology at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. In Ukraine, he lectured at Kyiv-Mohyla Academy and Kyiv Polytechnic Institute as well as initiated and supervised the Ukrainian Protest and Coercion Data project. He used to be a postdoctoral fellow within the ‘Comparing protest actions in Soviet and post-Soviet societies’ research project coordinated by the Forschungsstelle Osteuropa-Research Centre for East European Studies in Bremen and supported by Volkswagen-Stiftung, and at the Institute of Slavic Studies at the Technische Universität Dresden. His research focuses on protests and social movements, revolutions, radicalization, right and left politics, nationalism, civil society. He authored many peer-reviewed articles and interviews on contemporary Ukrainian politics, the Euromaidan revolution, and the following war in 2013-14 published in Post-Soviet Affairs, Globalizations, New Left Review, among other journals. He has been a prominent contributor to The Guardian and Jacobin.