Roman Lozynskyi


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Research interests

  • cultural and social geography;
  • urban and spatial planning;
  • urbanand regional policy;
  • cultural landscapes;
  • development theories and social theory;
  • field research, qualitative methods.




Handbook coauthor

  • Криштоп, Раймунд, Любіца, Власенко, Грищенко, Денисенко, Лозинський, Пітірімова, Смірнова, Томанн. Spatial Planning Handbook for Authorized Bodies of Urban Planning and Architecture of the Amalgamated Hromadas (second edition supplemented), U-LEAD with Europe,[in Ukrainian], 

Published Academic Papers


  • Lozynskyi, Roman. Everyday Landscapes of Lviv Peri-urban Villages: A Visual Analysis of Post-socialist Transformations. Ivan Franko National University Visnyk. Seria geografichna, 54. In print [in Ukrainian].
  • Lozynskyi, Roman. Landscape semiotics and visual / textual analysis in Anglo-American cultural geography[in Ukrainian]. Human Geography Journal. Kharkiv, № 28, 25–34. DOI:
  • Lozynskyi, Roman.2019 Rethinking the Role of Land Privatization in Peri-Urban Transformations in Ukraine: The case study of Sokilnyky, Lviv oblast. Human Geography Journal. Kharkiv, 27, 48-59.

Non peer-reviewed in Ukrainian

  • Lozynskyi, Roman. 2011. “Three Traditions of Investigations of Everyday Life in Human Geography”, [in Ukrainian], Geographija i Suchasnist, 197-203.
  • Lozynskyi, Roman. 2011. “From Traditional to New Cultural Geography: Challenging Ukrainian Geography”, [in Ukrainian],Geographija i Suchasnist, 2011, 59-67

Conference papers

  • Lozynskyi, Roman. 2013. “Creating of Place and Everyday Life in Human Geography”, Geographic Science and Practice, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Ukraine, 162-165, [in Ukrainian]
  • Lozynskyi, Roman. 2011. “Power, Perceptional Regions and in-Ukrainian Confrontation”, Region 2011 – Strategy of Optimal Development, Karasin National University of Kharkiv, Ukraine, 148-152, [in Ukrainian]

Book reviews

  • Lozynskyi, Roman. 2019. “Along Ukraine’s River: A Social and Environmental History of the Dnipro by Roman Adrian Cybriwsky,” Kyiv-Mohyla Humanities Journal,6, pp. 223-226.

Popular press


Geographer-reseacher with master’s degrees from Ivan Franko National University of Lviv (2009) and the University of Southern Illinois at Edwardsville (USA, 2017). Author of the book “Cultural Landscapes of Galicia (Ukraine): The Ethics of Human-Nature Relation” (Ladex, Lviv 2020) and articles in the journals Krytyka, Spilne and Politichna Krytyka. Participant of international conferences in the USA, Switzerland; member of the American Association of Geographers (since 2016).

He was born on August 26, 1986 in the village of Skelivka (Felshtyn), Lviv region.
In 2002-2004 he attended Mala Academia Nauk (Junior Academy of Science), section geography. Winner, Second stage of the All- Ukrainian scientific research competition, Junior Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (2001-2003).
In 2004 – 2008 he was a student of the geographical faculty of Ivan Franko National University of Lviv. He specialized at the Department of Economic and Social Geography. During his student years he made an expedition to the countries of the South Caucasus (2007), Central Asia, Iran and Afghanistan (2008).
In 2009 he received a master’s degree in geography (specialty economic and social geography); was the editor of the student newspaper “Lviv Merydian”. From 2009 to 2012 he was PhD student at the Department of Economic and Social Geography. In 2010 he received a scholarship from the Coimbra Group Scholarship Program for Young Researchers from Eastern Neighboring Countries for a research stay at the University of Turku (Finland), Faculty of Humanities, Department of European Ethnology and at the Department of Geography at the University of Presov (National scholarship of the Slovak Republic).
In 2012-2014 – worked at the Center for Urban History of Central and Eastern Europe as the project coordinator “Urban Image Database”; in 2015-2017 he studied for a master’s degree in geography at the University of Southern Illinois at Edwardsville (USA) as a Fulbright Student and got a master degree in geography with honors.
In 2019 he worked as a researcher in the project Integrated Spatial Development for Amalgamated Hromadas, CANaction School for Urban Studies, Kyiv.
Since 2020 – guest lecturer at the Department of Cultural Studies of the Ukrainian Catholic University (Lviv). Currently Roman Lozynskyi is working on a dissertation on changes in the peri-urban villages of Ukraine in the last decade of the Soviet Union and to this day, with focus on the impact of land privatization on urban planning and cultural landscapes.

In his free time he enjoys adventure multi-day cycling and hiking and vernacular architecture.


  • May, 2020 – October, 2020
    Project leader and author of the idea, Landscapes of Galicia (Ukraine) as Cultural Heritage,
    The project is applied interdisciplinary study of landscapes as a cultural heritage.
    The result of the project was a popular science publication and a website with architectural and planning recommendations for the preservation of cultural landscapes, their restoration and regulation on the example of Galicia. The main threats to the destruction of cultural landscapes and ways to overcome them are presented. Supported by the Ukrainian Cultural Foundation.
  • Nov. 2018 – Sept. 2019
    Spatial Planning Expert, Integrated Spatial Development for Amalgamated Hromadas, CANaction School for Urban Studies, Kyiv, Ukraine.
    Educational  program for representatives of local government and professionals in the field of spatial planning.


  • 2020, Ukrainian Cultural Foundation, program NORD. Lot Debuts. Project Landscapes of Galicia as Cultural Heritage. UAH 346,171.00, (EUR 11000).
  • 2017, Regional Studies Association Ambassador Travel Grant, £500
  • 2017, Dr. Robert E. Mendelson Graduate Student Award, $200.
    Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, USA. Given to a graduate student who demonstrates outstanding achievement.
  • 2017, Travel Grant, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, $800
  • 2014, Fulbright Graduate Student Award for academic years 2015-2017.
  • 2011, National Scholarship of the Slovak Republic, €1000
  • 2011, Coimbra Group Scholarship for Young Researchers, €1200
  • 2009, Annual Student Scientific Research Works Contest. Second award. Department of Geography, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Ukraine
  • 2009, Finalist, Ivan Pulyui Scholarship Program, Kyrylo-Mefodii Fundation, Ukraine


International conferences

  • Participant7th International Social Science Summer School in Ukraine “Borders in the Post-Socialist Space: Past, Present, Future”. Chernivtsi, Ukraine . Organizer: Chair of Ukrainian Studies at the University of Ottawa, Canada. Summer 2015
  • Participant 9th International Konitsa Summer School in Anthropology and         Ethnography of the Balkans, University of Ioannina. Greece. Summer 2014
  • Visiting Researcher ▪Department of Geography and Regional Development, University of Presov, Slovak Republic. May – June 2011
  • Visiting Researcher ▪ Department of European Ethnology, University of Turku, Finland. Work with Professor Helena Ruotsala. – Feb. 2011


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