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Olena Nesteruk received her Ph.D. in Human Ecology from Louisiana State University in 2007. Her main research focus is on the experiences of immigrant families over the life course and across generations in the United States. Specifically, she studies acculturation, changes in parenting practices and intergenerational relationships; second generation youth’s ethnic identity development, mate selection, and heritage language maintenance and loss; Eastern European immigrants. Most recently, she has been researching transnational bereavement, and immigrants in middle and later life. Olena is a member of the National Council on Family Relations and the Society for Cross-Cultural Research.

Research interests

Focus is on the experiences of immigrant families over the life course and across generations in the United States. Specifically, Dr. Neteruk studies acculturation, changes in parenting practices and intergenerational relationships; second generation youth’s ethnic identity development, mate selection, and heritage language maintenance and loss; Eastern European immigrants.

Scholarly Interests

Immigrant families; acculturation, parenting, and inter-generational relationships; heritage language; second generation youth; immigrants in middle and later life; qualitative research.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

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