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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.

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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 Centre the 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


If you are unable to attend Putin's Ukraine panel on Wednesday, January 28th between 2-4 pm, you can view it live here


Oksana Huss, who came to Toronto in Fall 2014 as a Petro Jacyk Scholar to study political corruption, reflects on her stay at CERES here.


The Petro Jacyk Visiting Scholar Dr. Tamara Martsenyuk was interviewed about the role of women in EuroMaidan and in Ukraine's war with Russia by the Toronto Star this week. Please click here to read the article.


We are pleased to invite you to a panel "Putin's Ukraine: Crimea, Donbas, and Transcarpathia" to be held at the Munk School on Wednesday, January 28th, 2-4 pm. For more informatiion, please go to our events calendar here.


The Petro Jacyk Program is pleased to welcome Tamara Martsenyuk from the Kyiv Mohyla Academy, the 2014-2015 Visiting scholar, who will be staying at CERES until mid-February and give a public talk on the topic "Gender, Nation and Revolution: the Role of Women in the EuroMaidan Protests of 2013-2014 in Ukraine." For more information on the talk, please go here.


The Petro Jacyk Program continues to accept applications for its Post-Doctoral Fellowship and Visiting Scholars Programs. Do not miss these opportunities to come to CERES, North America's leading academic institute for the study of the EU, the former Soviet Union, and Central and Eastern Europe.





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