Producing the Subject of Deportation. Filtration Processes during the Russia-Ukraine War


  • Daria Getmanova Gender Studies Program, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
  • Svitlana Matviyenko School of Communication, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver



deportation, Russia-Ukraine war, filtration, genocide, Mariupol


The essay theorizes the “filtration process” executed by the Russian forces on the temporarily occupied Ukrainian territories that Ukrainian citizens undergo prior to their forceful deportation to the territory of the Russian Federation. The essay broadens the timeframe of “filtration” from interrogation to various logistical steps, including the digital and biometric data collection in so-called “camps,” for instrumentalization and reification of deported civilians as data subjects.


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How to Cite

Getmanova, D., & Matviyenko, S. (2022). Producing the Subject of Deportation. Filtration Processes during the Russia-Ukraine War . Sociologica, 16(2), 239–252.



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