Tetiana Bulakh is a Ph.D. student in Sociocultural Anthropology with a minor in Russian and Eastern European Studies. Tania is currently working on her doctoral dissertation, "Things That Matter: Consumer Citizenship and Humanitarian Aid among Internally Displaced Persons in Ukraine." Her research is funded by NSF, the Wenner-Gren Foundation, and Bucerius Fieldwork Grant among others.
Tania earned her M.A. in Anthropology from IU as a Fulbright Scholar. The focus of her Master’s degree research was consumer culture in Eastern Europe during the post-Soviet era, including identity and value transformations caused by new cultural influences, consumerism as an instrument for ideological declarations, and recent trends in contemporary Ukraine’s material culture. Prior to this she graduated from the National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy” (Kyiv, Ukraine), where she obtained B.A. and M.A. degrees in Theory of Literature and Comparative Studies.