Babenko Svitlana Sergiyivna

Academic degree

Сandidate of sociological sciences

Academic title

Associate professor



Associate professor


521-33-40, 63-40




Scientific interests

post-communist transformation in Eastern Europe, dynamics of social inequalities, social quality of society, gender studies


Social Inequalities in Comparative (European) Perspective; Comparative Research on Postсommunist Transformations; Life-course and Life-Success Strategies; Gender Stereotypes and Gender Order, Migration and IDP's from annexed Crimea.


Dr. (Docent) 2008

PhD (Candidate of Science in Sociolgy) 2005

MA in Sociology from Manchester University (UK) 1999, joint program of Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences (Moscow, Russia)

Specialist in Sociology with award ( MA) Kharkiv State University, 1998


2017 - "The Best Teacher of the year Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Faculty of Sociology"

2007 - «The best junior sociologist of the year" by the Sociological Foundation of N.V.Panina

2004 – "Award in achievement in Teaching and Outreach projects in 2002-2004" by Civic Education Project in Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova


"Ukraine’s hidden tragedy: understanding the outcomes of population displacement from the country’s war torn regions" (AHRC grant AH/P008305/1) 2016-2018 by Birmingham University (GB)

"Sociology and Cultural Political Economy of Post-Socialist Transformations in Eastern Europe" (School of Advanced Social Studies, Slovenia); "Sociology and Post-Socialist Transformation: the Case of Ukraine" – in cooperation with prof.O.Kutsenko

Ideological and Political Cleavages in Ukraine" (2014) by FAFO Institute for Labour and Social Research, Oslo

Comparing Demographic Trends and Labor Market Fluctuations in Ukraine and Slovenia during the period 2000-2014 (position: Analyst), 2013-2014

The World Bank Report 2013 "Jobs" - the case-study on Ukriane

2010-2013 - EU FP7 – HEALTH «Health in Time of Transition»

2011-2012 Social Transformations in Boarder Region (Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova) Center for Advanced Studies and Education(CASE), European Humanitarian University, Vilnius, Lithuania

2009-2012 - coordinator of HESP ReSET «European Visions and Ddivisions: Comparative research in advancement of teaching sociology» financed by OSI HESP, based on Faculty of Sociology Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv

2009 - Social Inequalities Module of ISSP(International Social Survey Programme, ukrainian tram leaded by O.Ivaschenko)


Head of the MA Program "Gender Studies"


Ø Chapters in Books \ Monographs
· Babenko S. Social Inequalities in Evaluations of Ukrainian Population (by the results of International Social Survey Programme 2009). Ed. Olga Ivaschenko. Kyiv, 2009 (in Ukrainian)

· Babenko S. Life-Course Strategies of Crimean-Tatars Elite. In InterEthnic Integration in Five European Societies (Ed. Nikolai Genov). Berlin: Kramer. 2008. pp. 155-166 (in English)

· Babenko S., Nikolko M. Between Tradition and Postmodernity: Glocalization in the daily-life practices in Crimean Villages In Metamorphoses of Villages (Ed.) A. Kasjanova. Krasnodar, 2008. pp. 132-152 (in Russian)

· Babenko S. Societal Integration of the Crimean Tatars: Ukrainian Experience of InterEthno Research. In Comparative Research in the Social Sciences. (Ed.) N.Genov. – Paris-Sofia, 2007. – pp. 211-220 (in English)

· Babenko S. Institutionalization of the Claims on Importance. In New Social Inequalities. (Ed.) S.Makeev. – Kiev. Institute of Sociology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. 2006. – pp.116-131 (in Russian)

· Babenko S. Social Mechanism of Post-Soviet Transformation: Agency-Structural Perspective // Changing Diversity: Vectors, Dimensions and Content of Post-Communist Transformation / O.D.Kutsenko, S.S.Babenko (Eds). Kharkiv, 2004. – pp. 218-239 (in English)

Ø Articles

· Babenko S., Males L., Kharchenko O., Chervinska T. Path to Gender Equality in Education: Experience of Gender Audit at Faculty of Sociology of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. IN Bulletin of T.Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, volume Sociology. 1(7) 2016, Pp. 59-64 (in Ukrainian)
· Babenko S, Males L., Soroka Y.,at al Prospects of Teaching and Studying Sociology: Student-Centered Education In journal Sociology: Theory, Methods, Marketing. 2014, #3, pp.185-203 (in Ukrainian and in Russian)

· Babenko S., Kupets O., Vakhitov V. Ukraine Case Study: Jobs and Demographic Change.Background Paper for World Development Report 2013 (in English)

· Babenko S. Life-course Success in Value System: Sociocultural Dimension of Social Inequalities. In Conference papers "Problems of Sociological Theory: Conceptualization of value change in modern society". Kyiv. 2013, pp. 41-54 (in Ukrainian)

· Babenko S. Social Perception of Life Success: Sociocultural Projection of Social Inequalities In Visnyk of Kharkiv V.N.Karazin National University. Sociology. # 999 (30), pp. 99-108 (in Ukrainian)

· Babenko Svitlana. Comparing Social Cost of Post-Soviet Transformation of Eastern Europe Borderland (Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova) In Crossroads Digest N6/2011 European Humanities University, 2011. ISSN 2029-199X (in English)

· Abbot P., Babenko S. Haerpfer C., Wallace C, Socio-economic Influences on Health in the Commonwealth of Independent States In Methodology, Theory and Practice of the Sociological Analysis of the Modern Society. Kharkiv University Publisher. 2010 – pp. С. 560-568. (in English)

· Babenko S. Sociology and Sociologists in Global Debates. Comments of the participant of XVII World Congress on Sociology "Sociology on the Move" In Sociology: Theory, Methods, Marketing. 2010. № 4 (in Russian)

· Babenko S. Dynamics of Socio-Economic Inequalities in Ukraine: Mass Perception and Structural Transformation In Methodology, Theory and Practice of the Sociological Analysis of the Modern Society. Kharkiv University Publisher. 2009 – pp. 418-424 (in Ukrainian)

· Babenko S. Societal Integration in Theoretical Discourse of Sociology: from Structural Inequalities to Sociocultural Links In Theoretical Problems of Sociological Theory Development: Social Integration and Social Inequalities under Current Social Transformations. Kyiv , 2009. - pp. 79-87 (in Ukrainian)

· Babenko S. Socio-Cultural Mechanism of Social Inequalities Dynamics: Grounding the Concept In Methodology, Theory and Practice of the Sociological Analysis of the Modern Society. Kharkiv University Publisher. 2008, pp. 46-50. (in Russian)

· Babenko S. Structural Transformation and Successful Daily Practices: Village Glocalization (bases on the research findings in Crimea). In Visnyk of Lviv I.Franko National University. Vol. Sociology. 2008. № 2. Pp. 25-34.(In Ukrainian)

· Babenko S. Sociocultural Transformation and Successful Life-Course Practices in Post-Soviet Society: from Tradition to Postmodernity. In Visnyk of Kharkiv National University. Vol. Sociological Research of Contemporary Society: Methodology, Theory, Methods. 2008. № 800. – pp. 127-135. (in Russian)

· Babenko S. Social Inclusion and Social Exclusion: New Dimension of Social Inequalities in Contemporary Societies. In Methodology, Theory and Practice of the Sociological Analysis of the Modern Society. Kharkiv University Publisher. 2007, pp. 49-55. (in Russian)

· Babenko S. About the State of Sociological Science in Ukraine. In N.V.Panina: Live, Academic Activity, Way to the Future. Kyiv, 2007, pp.101-106. (in Russian)

· Babenko S. Societal Integration of the Crimean Tatars: Problems, Opportunities, and Strategies. In Patterns of Societal Integration. (Ed.)N.Genov. Arbeitspapeire des Osteuropa-Instituts. Freie Universitat Berlin.– 2007. – №57. – P. 83-88(in English)

· Babenko S. Comparative Sociological Analysis of Post-Communist Transformation Processes (the program of MA course). In Sociology: Methodology, Methods, Marketing. 2007, Vol.4, pp.180-201 (in Russian and in Ukrainian)

· Babenko S. Life Success: Interpretations, Strategies, Practices (Sociological Analysis) // Visnyk of Kharkiv National University. Vol. Sociological Research of Contemporary Society: Methodology, Theory, Methods. 2004. № 621. – pp. 158-165. (in Russian)

· Babenko S. Informal Society: Life-Course Strategies and Social Practices in Institutional Area of Transformational Society // Problems of Social Theory Development. Transformation of Social Institutions and Institutional Structure of Society. / M.O.Shulga, V.M.Vorona (Eds). Kyiv, 2003. – pp. 106-110 (in Russian)

· Babenko S. Successful Life-Course Strategies in Social Mechanism of Post-Soviet Society Transformation //Methodology, Theory and Practice of the Sociological Analysis of the Modern Society. Kharkiv. 2003 - pp. 223-229 (in Russian)

· Babenko S. Between the Structure and Agency: Sociocultural Potential of the Post-Soviet Society Transformation // Theoretical Problems of Social Structure of Ukrainian Society. Kyiv, 2002. – pp.363-370 (in Russian)

· Babenko S. Is Russia a European Society? // Where is Russia Going to? (Ed. T.Zaslavskaya), Moscow, 2000. – С. 391-399 (in Russian)

Ø Textbooks & Syllabi
· Babenko S. Inequalities in Contemporary Society. Textbook and Syllabi for Students. – Kharkiv University Publisher, 2007. – 136 p. (in Ukrainian)

· Babenko S. Social Changes in Contemporary World. Syllabus for Students.– Kharkiv University Publisher, 2007. – 52 p. (in Ukrainian)

· Babenko S. Sociology of Gender. Syllabus for Students. Kharkiv University Publisher, 2008, 44 p. (in Ukrainian)