I am the author of more than 20 scholarly publications as well as several large policy reports, briefs, reviews, and popular articles. My scholarly articles have appeared in leading journals in my field (GeoPolitics, Social Media + Society, Journal of Democracy, Post-Soviet Affairs, Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism, Europe-Asia Studies, and Problems of Post-Communism, among others). My book “Mapping Mass Mobilizations” (2014, has received praise Europe-Asia Studies and was nominated for a prize).


Onuch, O. (2014). Mapping Mass Mobilizations: Understanding Revolutionary Moments in Argentina and Ukraine. Palgrave MacMillan.

Onuch, O. (ed). (2011).  Revolutionary Moments: Protest, Politics and Art. PMFA and NaUKMA press: Warsaw/Kyiv. Pp.159.


Onuch, O., Mateo E. & Waller J. (2021). Mobilisation, Mass Perceptions, & (Dis)information: ‘New’ & ‘old’ Media Consumption Patterns & Protest.” Social Media + Society.

Hale, H., Shevel, O., & Onuch O. (2018). “Political Belief Formation: Odesa Tragedy”. GeoPolitics.

Onuch, O. and Hale, H. (2018). “Capturing Ethnicity: The Case of Ukraine.” Post-Soviet Affairs 34(2–3): 84–106.

Onuch, O., Hale, H. & Sasse, G. (2018). “Studying Identity in Ukraine.” Post-Soviet Affairs 34(2–3): 79–83. X.2018.1451241

Onuch, O. (2017). “The Revolution On The Granite”. New Eastern Europe, (June 2017). Available at

Onuch, O. and Sasse, G. (2016). Maidan in Movement. Europe Asia Studies. Volume 68, 2016. Available at

Onuch, O. (2015). EuroMaidan Protests in Ukraine: Social Media Versus Social Networks. Problems of Post­Communism, vol. 62: 1–19, 2015. Available at

Onuch, O. (2015). “Facebook Helped Me Do It” Understanding The EuroMaidan Protester ‘Tool-­Kit’. Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism. 

Onuch, O. (2014). “Who Were The Protesters”. Journal of Democracy. Available at

Onuch, O. and Martsenyuk, T. (2014). “Mothers and Daughters of the Maidan: Gender, repertoires of violence, and the division of labour in Ukrainian protests”. Social, Health, and Communication Studies Journal. Available at

Onuch, O. (2012). “Why did they join en masse? Understanding “Ordinary” Ukrainians’ Participation in Mass-Mobilization in 2004”. Nowa Ukraina. (August 2012).

Onuch, O. (2011). “When East Meets West: The Reproduction Of The Myth Of Dichotomy In Contemporary Ukrainian Studies”. Journal Of Ukrainian Studies. Vol. 33-34, 2008-2009.

Onuch, O. (2009). “Crisis-related social mobilization in transition states”. Development and Transition. No. 13/2009


Onuch, O. (In Print). “Legacies, Innovations, & Contention.” In Stoltzfus, N., et. al. Eds. (In Print). The Power of Populism and People. Bloomsbury: London.

Onuch, O. (2019). “The Forgotten Revolution On The Granite (1990): A Legacy of Contention In Independent Ukraine”. In Kowal et. al. (Eds.). Three Revolutions

Onuch, O. and Sasse, G. (2018). “The Maidan in Movement: Diversity and the Cycles of Protest”. In: Averre, D. and Wolczuk, K. (Eds.), The Ukraine Conflict Security, Identity and Politics in the Wider Europe. Rutledge: London. (Reprint of Europe-Asia article).

Onuch, O. (2016). “Causas Politicas, de Movilizacion Durante la Crisis Economica de 2001”. En: Levey, C. (Eds.). Crisis, Respuestas y Recuperacion: Quince Anos Despues del Argentinazo 2001-16. Prometeo: Buenos Aires.

Onuch, O. (2015). “Brothers Grimm or Brothers Karamazov: The Myth and the Reality of How Russians and Ukrainians View the Other“. In: Pikulicka-Wilczewska, A. & SAKWA, R. (2015). Ukraine and Russia: People, Politics, Propaganda and Perspectives. E-IR Press: Bristol.

Onuch, O. (2015). “The Maidan past and present: Euromaidan and the Orange Revolution”. In David Marples &  Frederick V. Mills ed. Euromaidan. Columbia University Press: New York.

Berti, B. and Onuch, O. (2015).”From the Colour Revolutions to the Arab Awakening: EU Approaches to Democracy Promotion and the Rising Influence of CEE States”. In Berti, Mikulova, and Popescu. Democratization in EU Foreign Policy. Routledge/UACES Contemporary European Studies.

Onuch, O. (2014). “It’s The Economy Stupid’ Or Is It?: The Political Causes Of The Argentine Mass-Mobilization During The Economic Crisis Of 2001″. In: Levey, C. et. al. (Eds.).Argentina Since the 2001 Crisis: Recovering the Past, Reclaiming the Future. Palgrave: London.


Onuch, O. (2020). ZOiS Spotlight 46/2020. ZOiS Spotlight.

Sasse, Kulyk, Hale, and Onuch, O. (2020). ZOiS Spotlight 21/2020 by Gwendolyn Sasse.ZOiS Spotlight.

Onuch (2020). “A year of somehow getting things done.” in Reichardt and Stępniewski (2020). Policy Paper 1/2020: “Zelenskyy’s Ukraine One Year Later: A Western Perspective.” Instytut Europy Środkowej.

With Gilsepie, O’Loughlin, Nieto-McAvoy, Mahlouly, Wilding. (July 2018). ‘The Cultural Value Project. Cultural Relations in Societies in Transition.” (Academic report commission by British Council and Goethe Institut)

Onuch, O., Doyle, D., Ersanilli, E., Sasse, G., and Toma, S. (2018). “Secondary Survey Data on Migration and Protest: Content, Geographic Scope, and Limitations.” Scoping Report on Data Availability. Scoping study migration and protest data_JAN_2018.

Onuch, O. (2018). Protests and political coalitions in Ukraine. ZOiS Spotlight. January 31, 2018.

Onuch, O. (2016). Conflict and Foreign Policy Preferences: Examining Ukrainian Public Opinion from May 2014 to December 2015. Dahrendorf Forum: Europe-Russia Blog Series. April 25, 2016.

Hale, H., Kravets, N., Onuch, O. (2015). “Can Federalism Unite Ukraine in a Peace Deal?” PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo No. 379. Ukrainian version available at

Onuch, O. (2015). Good Governance and Quality of Government: Towards A People-Centric Approach. Getting around the concepts & an agenda for measurement. OECD. January 7, 2015.

Onuch, O. (2014). “The Puzzle of Mass Mobilization: Conducting Protest Research in Ukraine, 2004–2014.Reviews and Critical Commentary. The Council for European

With Livny, E., Petrov, N., & Galushko, V. (2013). “Report On The State Of Think Tanks In Ukraine”. USAID & Open Society: Think Tank Fund. (March 2013).

Onuch, O. (2013). Thinking about Think Tanks in Ukraine: Experiences from the Field. A Policy Blog As Part of the Open Society Think Tank Fund, International Renaissance Foundation and  USAID-funded UNITER project implemented by Pact: Study on Think Tanks in Ukraine.


Onuch, O. (2014). “Dealing With The Quality Of Electoral Accountability In Eastern Europe”. (Review of Roberts, A. (2010). The Quality Of Democracy In Eastern Europe: Public Preferences And Policy Reforms. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press). Czech Sociological Review.


HerasimenkaLokot Onuch and Wijermars (2020). There’s More to Belarus’s ‘Telegram Revolution’ Than a Cellphone App. Monkey Cage: Washington Post. September 11, 2020

Hale,  Kulyk, Onuch, and  Sasse (2020). Ukraine’s citizens worry about covid-19. And they still have to worry about the war. The Washington Post Monkey Cage.

Onuch, O., Sasse, Hale, Kulyk and Santos (2020). Will The Protesters Return? Civil Disobedience In The Time Of Covid-19. Political Violence At A Glance Blog

Onuch, O. and Santos (2020). “¿Volveremos A Las Calles? Disposición A Protestar Durante La Pandemia.” [Return to the Streets?: The Disposition to Protest Durring a Pandemic]. Agenda Publica. El Pais. Google translated English version.

Onuch, O. and Lutsevych (2020). Iran shot down a Ukrainian plane. How did Ukraine respond?” Washington Post.  (January 2020).

Interview with Tucker, J. (2018). “Ukrainians are getting less divided by language, not more. Here’s the research“. Washington Post. (June 8, 2018).

Onuch, O. and Uva, J. (2017). “Venezuela’s latest elections are likely to trigger a regional migration crisis”. Washington Post. (October 19, 2017).

Onuch, O. and Sagarzaz, I. (2017). “Don’t be duped or misled about the Venezuela protests. These 5 insights will help“. Washington Post. (May 25, 2017).

Onuch, O. (2014). “What have we learned in the year since Ukraine’s EuroMaidan?”. Washington Post. (November 26, 2014).

Onuch, O. & Sasse, G. (2014). “What does Ukraine’s #Euromaidan teach us about protest?”. Washington Post. (February 27, 2014).

Onuch, O. and Kravets, N. (2014). “Russia’s shifting role in Ukraine crisis”. Al Zajeera English Op-ed. (February 14, 2014).

Onuch, O. (2014). “Social Networks and Social Media in The Ukrainian ‘Euromaidan’ Protests“. Washington Post. (January 2, 2014).