PhD, New School University
Halyna Lemekh, PhD earned an MA in philology in Ukraine in 1995 and a PhD in Sociology from the New School University in 2007. The focus of her research and writing includes the social construction of identity of newly arrived immigrants in New York City, the impact of immigration on children and the relationships between different waves of immigrants. Her book Ukrainian Immigrants in New York: Collision of Two Worlds focuses on the politics of identity and the collision of diverse identities of newly arrived immigrants in their adaptation to the American society. At present, Dr. Lemekh is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at St. Francis College and conducts research on newly arrived Korean and Central American immigrants.