Oleh Wolowyna is a demographer and sociologist, and Director of the Center for Demographic and Socio-Economic Research of Ukrainians in the US at the Shevchenko Scientific Society in New York. He received his PhD in demography from Brown University. Dr. Wolowyna has held teaching and research positions at the University of Western Ontario, Canada and at UNC-Chapel Hill. He also worked as senior policy analyst at the NC Research Triangle Institute and was a two-time Fulbright scholar to Ukraine.
Dr. Wolowyna’s two areas of research are: demography in Ukraine and demography and sociology of Ukrainians in the US. He has been coordinating a research project on the demographic characteristics and consequences of the 1932-1933 Famine in the Soviet Union, especially in Ukraine and Russia, in collaboration with the Institute of Demography and Social Research of the Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences and the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute. As Director of the Center for Demographic and Socio-economic Research of Ukrainians in the US, he has been supervising work on an extensive database on Ukrainians in the US. He is currently working on an Atlas of Ukrainians in the US.