Department of Political Science

Dr. Lyubov Zhyznomirska

Dr. Lyubov Zhyznomirska
Assistant Professor, Political Science Department
B.A. (Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, with Distinction), M.A. (U. of Alberta), PhD (U. of Alberta)
Office: MN 404
Phone: 902-420-5839
Lyubov Zhyznomirska is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science. She completed her PhD at the University of Alberta in 2012. In 2012-13, she was a Jean Monnet Fellow at Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute, in Florence, Italy. Dr. Zhyznomirska joined Saint Mary’s University in 2013. She holds a Master’s degree in political science from the University of Alberta (Canada) and a Bachelor of Arts (with distinction) degree in political science from the National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy” (Ukraine).
Dr. Zhyznomirska works at the intersection of such fields as migration studies, the politics of post-Soviet countries, and European Union politics. She is interested in the politics of international migration governance, issues of citizenship and belonging, and in transformations in governance of migration in Europe. Dr. Zhyznomirska is also interested in the European Union’s foreign relations with its eastern neighbours – specifically, with Russia and Ukraine, and the EU's impact on these countries. The EU’s external migration relations, the European Neighbourhood Policy, and the EU's relations with Russia are among her current research interests.
Research Interests
Comparative Politics, European Union and its external relations, Migration and Citizenship, Eastern Europe, Russia
Teaching Focus
Comparative Politics, Law and Politics, Comparative Immigration Policies and Politics
Selected Recent Publications
Refereed Contributions
Harder, Lois, and Lyubov Zhyznomirska. 2012. “Claims of Belonging: Recent Tales of Trouble in Canadian Citizenship”, Ethnicities 12 (3): 293-316.
Zhyznomirska, Lyubov. 2011. “The European Union's ‘Home Affairs’ Model and its European Neighbours: Beyond the ‘Area of Freedom, Security and Justice’?” Comparative European Politics 9 (4-5): 506-523.
Zhyznomirska, Lyubov. 2008. “Security Concerns in the EU Neighbourhood: The Effects of EU Immigration and Asylum Policy for Ukraine.” In The Boundaries of EU Enlargement: Finding a Place for Neighbours, ed. Joan DeBardeleben, pp. 147-64. Houndmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
DeBardeleben, Joan, and Lyubov Zhyznomirska, eds. 2008. External Influences on Domestic Reforms. Conference Proceedings of the 2007 ECSA-C Young Researchers’ Network conference, Florence, Italy, May 2007, published in Review of European and Russian Affairs 4 (1), pp. 1-6.
Zhyznomirska, Lyubov. 2006 “Externalities of the EU Immigration and Asylum Policy: The Case of Ukraine.” Review of European and Russian Affairs 2 (2): 28-55.
Zhyznomirska, Lyubov. 2006. “Poetychne slovo yak sposib vyrazhennya gromadyans’koi pozytsii avtora: politychna liryka Yara Slavutycha” [Poetical word as a means to express a civic position of an author: Political lyrics of Yar Slavutych]. In Visnyk Zaporiz’kogo oseredku vyvchennya ukrains’koi diaspory [Bulletin of Zaporizhzhya Centre for the Ukrainian Diaspora Studies], Vypusk 4, eds. V. Chabanenko et al., pp. 28-37. Zaporizhzhya, Ukraine.
Non-Refereed Contributions:
a) Book Reviews
The Rights of Others: Aliens, Residents, and Citizens by Seyla Benhabib (Cambridge University Press, 2004) in Journal of International Migration and Integration 7 (2) (Spring 2006), pp. 262-63.
Embodying Democracy: Electoral System Design in Post-Communist Europe by SarahBirch, Frances Millard, Marina Popescu, and Kieran Williams (Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2002) and Electoral System and Political Transformation in Post-Communist Europe by Sarah Birch (Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003) in Representation and Electoral Systems XX, No. 1, pp.15-19. Section on Representation and Electoral Systems, American Political Science Association, 2004.
Selected Conference Papers and Presentations
Working Paper: “Deporting, removing, returning or being returned? States, migrants, and their partners in facilitating removals and assisted returns”, Migration Working Group Seminar Series, European University Institute, 5 June 2013, Florence, Italy.
Paper: “The European Union’s Global Approach to Migration as a Regional Case of International Migration Management Regime”, International Studies Association (ISA) Convention, 16-19 March 2011, Montreal, Canada.
Presentation: “Mobility and Security in the EU’s Eastern European Neighbourhood”, International Seminar “Eastern Partnership: Assessing the New Contribution to the European Union’s Neighbourhood Policy”, EU Centre of Excellence Centre for European Studies, Carleton University, 18 May 2010, Ottawa, Canada.
Paper: “EU And Russia: Facilitating Mobility And Negotiating Citizen’s Identity In Times Of (In)Security”, European Community Studies Association-Canada Conference “Wither Europe?”, 29 April-1 May 2010, Victoria, BC, Canada.
Paper: “The Art of Governing Migration to the European Union: In search of Common Interests and Willing Partners”, Council for European Studies Convention, 14-17 April 2010, Montreal, Canada.
Paper (co-authored with Lois Harder): “Claims of Belonging: Recent Tales of Trouble in Canadian Citizenship”, 20th Biennial ACSUS Conference, 18-22 November 2009, San Diego.
Paper: “EU-Russia Cooperation on Migration Management: Tackling Common Concerns Together or Apart?”, International Studies Association (ISA) Convention “Exploring the Past, Anticipating the Future”, New York, USA, 15-18 February 2009.
Paper: “Eastern European Neighbourhood and “the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice”: Walking the Thin Line of (In)security”, presented at International Workshop “South-East and Eastern European Countries EU Accession Quandary”, Victoria, Canada, 16-17 January 2009.
Paper: “Governing the EU External Borders: Who is in Control?”, Conference “Immigration, Minorities and Multiculturalism in Democracies”, Montreal, Canada, October 25-27, 2007.
Paper: “Europe and Its Internal Other: Eastern Europe as a Space of Difference and Desire for Recognition”, Transatlantic Conference of European Community Studies Association-Canada Young Researchers’ Network (ECSA-C YRN) “The EU and Canada: Common Challenges and Political Responses?”, European University Institute, Italy, April 27-28, 2007.
Paper “Externalities of the EU Immigration and Asylum Policy: Case Study of Ukraine”, European Community Studies Association-Canada (ECSA-C) Biennial Conference “What Kind of Europe? Multiculturalism, Migration, Political Community and Lessons from Canada”, May 19-20, 2006, Victoria, BC.
Paper: “Neighbourhood Policy as an Instrument for EU Border and Territory Management: Case Study of Ukraine”, ECSA-C Young Researchers Network Conference “Widening and Deepening the EU: What Kind of Europe for the New Century?”, May 18, 2006, Victoria, BC.
Paper: “The External Effects of the EU Migration Regime: The Case of Ukraine”, presented at Political Science Graduate Students’ Association Summer Speaker Series, University of Alberta, May 11, 2006, Edmonton, AB.
Jean Monnet Fellow, post-doctoral fellowship, European University Institute (2012-2013)
Dissertation Fellowship, University of Alberta (2009)
2007- 2009 – the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Fellowship (2007-2009)