Since 2014, the on-going war in eastern Ukraine has claimed more than 14,000 casualties and displaced nearly 2 million individuals, primarily from the former oblasts of Luhansk and Donetsk (the Donbas). What can this large scale population movement add to our understanding of displacement and conflict? How can the experiences of IDPs in Ukraine inform the meaning and measurement of the strains displacements places upon the State?
At the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Cynthia Buckley is a Professor for the Department of Sociology and the LAS Global Studies program., and a faculty affiliate for the Center for Global Studies. Before coming to UIUC, Buckley was on faculty at the University of Texas at Austin for both the Department of Sociology and Eurasian Studies, and she served as Program Director at the Social Science Research Council from 2010-2012. Buckley had a BA in Economics, MA in Russian Studies, and a PhD in Sociology from the University of Michigan. Her research interests include social demography, methodology, global health, international migration, Eurasia, and reproductive health, and on her faculty webpage, she states:
"My current research centers on issues of population, social equity, and development in Eurasia. It includes three specific lines of analysis: 1. In collaboration with Profesor Erik Herron (West Virginia University) and Ralph Clem (Florida State University), I am engaged in assessing threats to geopolitical stability along Russia's periphery through the Central Eurasian State Capacity Initiative (CESCI), focusing upon variations in national and regional patterns of state provision in the spheres of healthcare, education, and free and open elections, emphasizing the importance of resident's satisfaction and possibilities for Russian intervention via mass media. 2. My research on reproductive and sexual health in Eurasia explores changing fertility patterns and gender. 3. I am working on a book examining the political demography of Central Asia, examining the relationship between population change and socio-political stability."
Hofmann, Erin, and Cynthia Buckley. "Cultural Responses to Changing Gender Patterns of Migration in Georgia." International Migration, vol. 50, no. 5, 2012, p. 77-94.
Buckley, Cynthia, and Erin Hofmann. "Remittances and Family Economic Stability in Tajikistan." Journal of Development Studies, vol. 48, no. 8, 2012, p. 1121-1138.
Buckley, Cynthia, Erin Hofmann, and Yuka Minagawa. "Does Nativity Matter? Correlates of Immigrant Health by Generation in the Russian Federation." Demographic Research, vol. 24, no. 32, 2011, p. 801-832.
Buckley, Cynthia. "Considering the Caucasus." Wilson Quarterly, vol. 33, no. 3, 2009, p. 10.
Barrett, Jennifer, and Cynthia Buckley. "Gender and Perceived Control in the Russian Federation." Europe-Asia Studies, vol. 61, no. 1, 2009, p. 29-49.
Buckley, Cynthia, Jennifer Barrett, and Kristen Adkins Reproductive Health Information for Young Women in Kazakhstan: Channels, Patterns of Access and Links to Knowledge."
Doliashvili, Khatuna, and Cynthia Buckley. "Women's Sexual and Reproductive Health in Post-Socialist Georgia: Does Migration Matter." International Family Planning Perspectives, vol. 34, no. 1, 2008, p. 21-39.
Hofmann, Erin Trouth, and Cynthia J. Buckley. "Cultural responses to Changing Gender Patterns of Migration in Georgia." International Migration Review, vol. 50, no. 5, 2011.
Buckley, Cynthia. "While the Men the Men are Away: HIV and Labor Migration in the Southern Caucasus." The Fourth Wave: HIV/AIDS and the Assault on Women, edited by Jennifer Klot, compiled by V.K. Kim. Paris: UNESCO, 2010.
Migration, Homeland, and Belonging in Eurasia. Edited by Blair Ruble, Edited by Erin Hofmann, Baltimore MD: John Hopkins University Press, 2008.
Buckley, Cynthia. "Myths, Meanings and Measurement: Estimating HIV/AIDS in the Southern Caucasus." National Council for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies Working Papers, Seattle: NCEEER, 2008.