Olesya Olegivna Cherkhava holds a PhD in Philology from the Department of Germanic and Finno-Ugric Philology at Kyiv National Linguistic University, Ukraine. Olesya's professional activity started in 2005 when she graduated from the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Ukraine, specialising in English language and literature (Diploma with Honours) and obtaining her Master's qualification in philology.
Also in 2005, she specialised in management of foreign economic activity with her specialist manager-economist qualification from Lviv National Polytechnic University. She undertook her postgraduate study at Lviv National Polytechnic University between 2007 and 2010 before defending her thesis in 2011, and in 2012 she obtained her PhD in Philology (Germanic languages).
In 2013, Olesya took up the position of Associate Professor in the Department of Applied Linguistics at Lviv National Polytechnic University, and in 2014 she became Associate Professor in the Department of General and Comparative Linguistics and Neo-Greek Philology at Kyiv National Linguistic University.
Since 2014, she has been undertaking postdoctoral research in the Department of General and Ukrainian Linguistics at Kyiv National Linguistic University in the scientific field of comparative historical and typological linguistics (English, German and Ukrainian language comparison). She will be defending her doctoral research “The Reconstruction of the Theolinguistic Religious Popular Discourse Matrix” (based on English, German and Ukrainian languages) in 2017.
Olesya is the author of more than 50 scientific works, one individual monograph, one chapter in an edited collection, numerous articles in professional linguistic journals both in Ukraine and abroad, and one article in a journal indexed in Scopus. She shares her knowledge with new-generation scientists in their Master diploma program in linguistics.