The exodus of 150k Belarusians since 2020 is the latest in a series of emigration waves to the West beginning in the 19th century. Each new wave has politicized the diaspora and plays a vital role in communicating the democratic demands of the Belarusian people.
Assistant Professor of Instruction at the University of South Florida School of Interdisciplinary Global Studies and research fellow at the USF Institute on Russia. Her research focuses on international political economy, migration and ethnic politics. Her analyses have appeared in academic journals and media, including The Washington Post, The Conversation, The Globe Post, New Eastern Europe, International Migration, SAIS Review, Journal of Belarusian Studies, Canadian Slavonic Papers, and East European Politics and Societies: and Cultures.