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Right to left and up: Norman Naimark gives Annual Toronto Famine lecture, Zbigniew Wojnowski (2011-12 Postdoctoral Fellow), Peter Solomon (Program Director), participants of the Fifth International Graduate Symposium in Ukrainian Studies (2012)

Established in 2001 with the support of Petro Jacyk and The Petro Jacyk Educational Foundation, The Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine focuses on contemporary Ukraine, as well as its history and culture.

The Petro Jacyk Program is pleased to present its 2014-2015 Fellows and Visitors: 010

The 2014-2015 Jacyk Post-Doctoral Fellow:

Olga Bertelsen received her Ph.D. at the University of Nottingham (U.K.), and during the 2013-2014 academic year she was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Harriman Institute, Columbia University (U.S.). Her research interests include Ukrainian and Russian histories and cultures, state violence and psychiatric terror, authoritarian regimes, Soviet secret police, national minorities in the Soviet Union, and human behavior under authoritarian rule. Read more

Visiting Scholars

Grzegorz Demel (CIUS/Petro Jacyk Visiting Scholar) is a Ph.D. candidate at the Chair of Ukrainian Studies of Jagiellonian University (Cracow, Poland). His research is focused on ethnic issues in former Soviet Union and contemporary Ukraine, theoretical base and discourse of Ukrainian ethnopolitology, theory and practice of multiculturalism, ethnicity, cultural identity, and citizenship in their interrelationship.

Oksana Huss (Petro Jacyk Visiting Scholar) is a PhD Candidate in Political Science at Institute for Development and Peace, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany. At CERES, Oksana Huss will primarily work on conceptual issues, connecting dynamics of political corruption in Ukraine to different regime trajectories. She will be coming to the centre in September-November, 2014.

Tamara Martsenyuk (Petro Jacyk Visiting Scholar) holds PhD in Sociology and her research interest focuses on the social structure of society and, particularly, on gender relations. Tamara Martsenyuk is the author of over 40 academic publications. Tamara’s current project is on women’s activism in Ukraine, particularly on Euromaidan protests 2013-2014, on which she will be working at CERES in January-February 2015.

Yuri Radchenko (Petro Jacyk Visiting Scholar and CJS Scholar in Residence) is Senior Lecturer and Kandydat istorychnyh nauk (PhD), Kharkiv Collegium Institute of Oriental Studies and International Relations, and Director of Center for Inter-ethic Relations in Eastern Europe (Ukraine). He will be a Petro Jacyk Visiting Scholar and the Scholar in Residence at the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies (CJS) at University of Toronto in February-March 2015.

Patrycja Trzeszczyńska-Demel (CIUS/Petro Jacyk Visiting Scholar), is a cultural anthropologist at the Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology of Jagiellonian University (Cracow, Poland). Her ethnographical field researches in Poland and Ukraine focus on cultural self-presentation of the minorities, folklorism, cultural expressions, regionalism and the constructions of regions’ images.

Yuliya Zabyelina (Petro Jacyk Visiting Scholar) holds PhD in International Studies from the University of Trento, Italy. She is currently a Newton Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh Law School. Yuliya works on the links between political transitions and organized crime within an interdisciplinary theoretical framework patched on the foundations of international relations, political science, and criminology. She will be at CERES in March-April, 2015.

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Program Highlights

Calendar of Events 2014-2015
All events are free and open to the public. Registration is required.

Ukraine Research Group


Dr. Olga Bertelsen (2014-2015 Petro Jacyk Post-Doctoral Fellow) will give a public talk "A Social History of the Holodomor: Voices from Kharkiv Oblast, 1926–1934"
on Friday, April 17th, at 7 pm at
St. Vladimir Institute (620 Spadina Ave.)
. The event is sponsored by the Holodomor Research and Education Consortium (CIUS, University of Alberta), the Ukrainian Canadian Research and Documentation Centre, and St. Vladimir Institute

You are cordially invited to Volodymyr Dubovyk's lecture "Ukraine's Southwest/Odesa Living Through the Year of Revolution, Elections, War, Economic Crisis, Struggle for Reforms and More" on Tuesday, April 28, 4-6 pm. For more information, please go here

Registration is quickly filling in for the CERES-sponsored talk by Professor Roy Allison (University of Oxford) entitled "Russia and the Ukraine Crisis: Thinking Beyond Geopolitics" on May 1, 5-8 pm. For more information, please click here.






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