Oksana Huss is a Research Fellow at Bologna University, Italy. She did her doctorate at University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany and a post-doc at Leiden University, Netherlands. Her recent book How Corruption and Anti-Corruption Policies Sustain Hybrid Regimes (2020) combines social constructivism and empirical analysis of corruption in order to explore its (dys-)functionalities. Huss taught at the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy as well as Kyiv School of Economics, and consulted the Council of Europe, EU, UNESCO and UNODC. She is a co-founder of ICRNetwork.org – the Interdisciplinary Corruption Research Network. In May 2020, she joins the Paris IAS as part of the CAT program.
Interdisciplinary methods and theories of corruption research, political corruption in hybrid regimes, society-driven anti-corruption activism and the role of ICT, local governance and open government, historical analysis of economic elites in transition countries.
The project “Corruption and Anti-Corruption in Empirical Research: Critical Reflections on Concepts, Data and Methods” aims to address the challenge of sparse communication between the disciplines and strengthen the advantages of interdisciplinary approaches in corruption research, by facilitating an interdisciplinary Handbook on corruption and anti-corruption in empirical research with critical reflections on the link between conceptualizations and methodological approaches in studying corruption, limitations and benefits of particular data and methods for corruption research and ethical and security-related issues in applying different methods of researching corruption.