Tymofii Brik

Rector at the KSE University, Head of Sociological Research, Vice President for International Relations at KSE


Tymofii Brik – rector at the KSE University, Head of Sociological Research, Vice President for International Relations at KSE. Tymofii has been working at the Kyiv School of Economics since 2018. 

Tymofii received his Ph.D. in social science at the Charles III University of Madrid (2013) and obtained a Master’s degree in Sociology and Social Research from Utrecht University (2011). In 2018 and 2019-2020 he was a visiting researcher at Stanford University and New York University respectively. In 2018, Brik received the Natalia Panina’s Award for “Best Young Sociologist of the Year”.

In 2018, Tymofiy joined the KSE team as an Associate professor and the Head of KSE Institute’s Center for Sociology, Decentralization and Regional Studies of the KSE Institute.

Since 2021 he has been the national coordinator of the European Social Survey (ESS) in Ukraine (an international comparative study conducted in most European countries since 2002). In addition, Tymofii is the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the CEDOS think tank. He is a member of the advisory board of the Texty.org “Rating Sellers” project, as well as the advisory board of the Gradus research company. Tymofii is also one of the co-founders of the public restaurant Urban Space 500 in Kyiv.

In addition, Tymofii Brik became a visiting researcher at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Together with the Head of the Department of Social Policy, Lucinda Platt, he won a grant to study the needs of Ukrainian IDPs.

Published works:

  • Brik, T., & Obrizan, M. (2020). Job market effects of COVID-19 on urban Ukrainian households. arXiv preprint arXiv:2007.15704.
  • Brik, T., & Shestakovskyi, O. (2020). Attitudes About Privatization and the Shadow of Communism: 25 Years of Anti-market Scepticism. In Ukraine in Transformation (pp. 35-53). Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.
  • Brik, T. (2019). When church competition matters? Intra-doctrinal competition in Ukraine, 1992–2012. Sociology of Religion, 80(1), 45-82.
  • Brik T., Korolkov, S. (2019). A spatial analysis of religious diversity and freedom in Ukraine after the Euromaidan. In Elizabeth A. Clark, Dmytro Vovk (Eds.), Religion during the Russian-Ukrainian Conflict. Routledge.
  • Brik, T. (2018). Wages of male and female domestic workers in the Cossack Hetmanate:
  • Poltava, 1765 to 1769. Economic History of Developing Regions, 33(2), 123-146.
  • Social network analysis of bibliographical interviews: perspectives and limitations. Telescop, 2017-1, 29-37. (together with Darya Maltseva, Stanislav Moiseev, and Anna Shirokanova).[Сетевой анализ биографических интервью: возможности и ограничения. Телескоп, 2017-1, 29-37. В соавторстве с Дарьей Мальцевой, Станиславом Моисеевым, Анной Широкановой]

Working papers:

The Shadow of History: The Formation of Dutch Religious Markets and its Effects on Current Levels of Religiosity (submitted) (with Javier Polavieja and Marco van Leeuwen)

Effects of Modernization on Status Attainment among Orthodox Protestants, Liberal Protestants, and Roman Catholics in the Netherlands, 1859-1918 (with Ineke Maas and Marco van Leeuwen).

Published in media outlets:

  • Brik, T., Erclich, A., Gans-Morse, J. (2022). Is Russia’s wartime propaganda more powerful than family bonds? The Washington Post online.
  • Brik, T. (2022). Ukraine: Holding lectures while the bombs fall. eLife online.
  • Brik, T., Erclich, A., Gans-Morse, J. (2020). Trump’s impeachment is not over for Ukrainian citizens. Washington Post blog Monkey Cage online.
  • Brik, T. (2019). How sociologists help journalists. Detector media.
  • Brik, T., Krymeiuk, O, (2019). What do the majority of Ukrainians think about state control over economics and personal freedoms? Vox Ukraine online.
  • Brik, T. (2018). About economic inequalities. Online Radio Novoe Vremya.
  • Brik, T. (2018). Religious Regulations and Orthodox Competition in Ukraine. In Kennan Institute Focus Ukraine blog online.
  • Brik, T. (2016). Church competition and religious participation: new evidence from Ukraine. Vox Ukraine online.