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Olga Loza

Olga Loza

MA (Hons), MRes (Distinction)


Sept 2017 – Present

PhD Candidate, School of Management, University of St Andrews

2016 – 2017

MRes Management Studies (Distinction), University of St Andrews

Dissertation: ‘It’s more than a job, it’s a way of life’: Experiences of women activists in the wake of Revolution of Dignity in Ukraine.

2012 – 2016

MA (Hons) Management & Psychology (1st class), University of St Andrews

Research interests

My PhD research looks into the graduate labour market; in particular, it examines performative processes that underlie job application and recruitment practices.

I am interested in the theory of performativity, the creation and circulation of recruitment discourses and practices in organisations, socio-technical arrangements of recruitment and selection, and the construction of graduate labour market and of graduate identity (in particular, the idea of an “ideal graduate”) in relation to broader neoliberal tendencies.


Dr Philip Roscoe
Dr Shiona Chillas

Teaching experience


ESRC/ SGSSS Studentship (1+3 Programme)

Scholarships and grants

1+3 Collaborative Programme funded through an ESRC studentship awarded by the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science (SGSSS), alongside the welcome support of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Scotland (ICAS).

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