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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 welcomes its 2018-2019 Post-Doctoral Fellow and the Visiting Scholars: 010

The 2018-2019 Jacyk Post-Doctoral Fellow:

Dr. Orysia Kulick received her PhD in History from Stanford University, where she focused on the Soviet Union, Eastern Europe and the Russian Empire. Her dissertation "When Ukraine Ruled Russia: Regionalism and Nomenklatura Politics after Stalin, 1944-1990” analysed local bureaucracies in Kyiv, Lviv and Dnipropetrovsk as well as the personal networks that shaped Soviet Ukrainian relations with the Kremlin. With the support of the Petro Jacyk fellowship, she will transform her dissertation into a book-length manuscript, expanding the timeline to include regional elite networks as they evolved from the Stalinist 1930s through the present period. Prior to coming to the University of Toronto, Orysia was a post-doctoral fellow in the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies at Trinity College Dublin.

Visiting Scholars:

Dr. Oksana Kis is a historian and anthropologist, a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Ethnology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (in Lviv). She obtained her academic degree “kandydat nauk” (Ph.D. equivalent) from Ivan Krypyakevych Institute of Ukrainian Studies, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine in 2002. In April 2018, she completed her habilitation (“doctor nauk” degree). Since 2010, Dr. Kis has served as a President of the Ukrainian Association for Research in Women's History. She is also a co-founder and a vice-president of the Ukrainian Oral History Association. Oksana Kis is an Editor-in-Chief of the academic web-site Ukraina Moderna. Her research interests include women’s history, feminist anthropology, oral history, and gender transformations in post-socialist countries. Dr. Oksana Kis will be at CERES in October-November 2018.

Dr. Iryna Skubii is an Associate Professor at Department for UNESCO “Philosophy of Human Communication” and Socio-humanitarian Disciplines at the Petro Vasylenko Kharkiv National Technical University of Agriculture. Her research interests include economic and social history, gender studies, consumption and materiality, and history of childhood in early Soviet Ukraine. She holds a Ph.D. degree from Karazin National University (2013). In 2016, Professor Skubii was a fellow of the German-Ukrainian Commission of Historians and undertook research at Ludvig-Maximillians University in Munich. In 2016-2017, she won research grants from the Shevchenko Scientific Society in America and the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies. In 2017, Professor Skubii published her monograph “Trade in Kharkiv in the years of NEP (1921-1929): between the economy and everyday life.” Dr. Skubii will be at CERES in January-February 2019.

Dr. Oleksandr Fisun is Professor of Political Science and Department Chair at the V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University in Ukraine. His primary research interests are Ukrainian politics and comparative democratization. He has held visiting fellowships at the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Kennan Institute, the National Endowment for Democracy (Washington, DC), the Ellison Center for Russian, East European, and Central Asian Studies at the University of Washington (Seattle), Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies at the University of Alberta (Edmonton), and the Aleksanteri Institute at the University of Helsinki, Finland. Dr. Fisun will be at CERES in March-April 2019.





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Ukraine Research Group

News: the calls for the Post-Doctoral Fellowship and the Visiting Scholars Program were announced in November 2018. The deadline to apply is February 1, 2019



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