Roman Rudenko is a final year MA student of political science at the University of Vienna. In his master’s thesis he explores protest culture and mobilization practices of Ukrainian diaspora groups in support of the homeland. He gained professional experience as research assistant at the University of Vienna and Danube University Krems in the field of deliberative democracy, as well as at the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) in the field of refugee integration pathways. His academic interests include social movements and protest, democratization, transnationalism, migration, and citizenship. At oiip, he works closely with Vedran Dzihic researching pro-Ukrainian civil society mobilization in Central Eastern and South Eastern Europe.