VISITING SCHOLARS 2016-2017
Dr. Simone Attillio Belezza
Simone Attilio Bellezza completed two PhDs: the first one at the University Ca' Foscari of Venice, where he defended a dissertation on the German civil administration of Dnipropetrovs’k region during World War II, and the second at the University of the Republic of San Marino, where he wrote a dissertation on the Ukrainian dissent during the 1950s and 1960s. he specialized in Soviet and particularly Ukrainian history, and the fil rouge of his work is the study of national identity and its relationship with other kinds of loyalty (social, political, cultural, and religious). He is now working on a new research project, whose aim is to verify to what extent the human rights activism of the 1970s and 1980s constituted the basis for the new-born foreign policy of post-Soviet Ukraine, by creating numerous networks of international relationships. His first objective will be to investigate the relationship between Ukrainian diaspora communities and their original homeland in the emergence of the human rights movement.
Dr. Bellezza will be at CERES in January-March 2017. At CERES, he will work on a project entitled “Ukrainian Transnational Activism: Human Rights, the End of the Cold War, and the Rise of Post-Bipolar Diplomacy (1970s-1990s)."
Dr. Myroslava Antonovych
Dr. Myroslava Antonovych is the Director of the Centre for International Human Rights and Associate Professor of the Faculty of Law, University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy”, Kyiv, Ukraine. In 2010-2014 she was a Judge ad Hoc at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. She graduated from the Faculty of Law, Lviv National University (1995) and from the English Department, Dnipropetrovsk National University in Ukraine (1981) with honors. She has LL.M. degree from McGill University in Montreal, Canada (1999). Her Doctor of Law degree is from the Ukrainian Free University in Munich, Germany (2008) and Candidate of Philology degree is from Kyiv Linguistic University in Ukraine (1988). As a Fulbright scholar she conducted research on International Human Rights at the Urban and Morgan Institute for Human Rights, University of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA (1996). She is the author of about 100 books and articles in Ukraine and abroad. Her research focuses on International Human Rights and Genocide Studies.
The visit of Dr. Antonovych to CERES is generously supported by the Holodomor Education and Research Consortium and the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies at the University of Alberta. Dr. Antonovych will be at CERES in April-May 2017. At CERES, Dr. Antonovych will work on a project entitled “The Specificity and Communality of the Holodomor in the World Context of Genocides.”
Olga Zelinska is a PhD student in Sociology at the Graduate School for Social Research, Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland. The topic of her thesis is “Local Maidan across Ukraine: History, Conditions and Impact.” Previously, she graduated in Public Policy from Central European University, Budapest, Hungary (M.A.) and in Political Science from Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsy National University, Chernivtsy, Ukraine (M.A.). In her research Olga empirically examines the social and political conditions of Ukrainian Maidan as they occurred in localities throughout the period 2013-2014, and their impact on local and national governance thereafter. During her stay at CERES she will focus on conceptual issues, connecting Ukrainian studies, political science and sociology.
Olga Zelinska will be at CERES in January-April 2017. She will work on a project entitled "Local Maidan Across Ukraine: Conditions and Impact of Protest.""