VISITING SCHOLARS 2014-2015
Yuri Radchenko (February-March 2015)
Dr. Yuri Radchenko 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 earned his PhD in Holocaust Studies in December 2012 at Vasil’ Karazin Kharkiv National University. His dissertation is entitled “Nazi Genocide of Ukrainian Jews in the Military-Administered Area, (1941-1943).” Yuri Radchenko is currently L. Dennis and Susan R. Shapiro Fellow,
Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, where he assessed the roles played by local Ukrainian police of Hilfspolizei in the Ukrainian Holocaust, especially in the Military Administered zone of Eastern 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.
Tamara Martseniuk (January-February 2015)
Tamara Martsenyuk holds PhD in Sociology and her research interest focuses on the social structure of society and, particularly, on gender relations. She is an Associate Professor at the Department of Sociology, National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy” (Ukraine) and a Visiting Professor and Scholar at the European University of Viadrina (Germany). She teaches “Introduction to Gender Studies”, “Gender and Politics”, “Feminism as Social Movement and Social Theory”, “Masculinity and Men’s Studies”, among other courses. 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.
Oksana Huss (September-November 2014)
Oksana Huss (Petro Jacyk Visiting Young Scholar) is a PhD Candidate in Political Science at Institute for Development and Peace, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany. The topic of her thesis is “Political Corruption in Competitive Authoritarian Regimes of post-Soviet Countries: The case of Ukraine.” Previously, she graduated in Political Science, Law and Anthropology from Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich (Mag.) and in International Relations from State University of Transkarpatia, Ukraine (M.A.). She has been awarded a scholarship from the Hanns-Seidel-Foundation. 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.
Read Oksana's interview with CERES student Anastasia Leshchyshyn here.
Patrycja Trzeszczyńska-Demel (July-October 2014)
Patrycja Trzeszczyńska-Demel, PhD., is a cultural anthropologist at the Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology of Jagiellonian University (Cracow, Poland). She is interested in anthropology of memory, the connections between anthropology and theory of literature (narrative, documentary literature), methodological problems of contemporary anthropology and anthropology of ethnicity. 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. She published a book The Lemko Land Remembered: the Stories about the Past and Space (Jagiellonian University Press, 2013, in Polish) and several articles on the question of collective memory and self-presentation strategies of the Lemkos, mithologization of space, folklorism. Patrycja Trzeszczyńska-Demel holds a Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education scholarship and is currently engaged in a fieldwork research on the collective memory of the Ukrainian Canadians born in Poland. Patrycja Trzeszczyńska-Demel is a visiting scholar at CIUS and a status-only Jacyk Visiting Scholar.
Grzegorz Demel (July-October 2014)
Grzegorz Demel is a Ph.D. candidate at the Chair of Ukrainian Studies of Jagiellonian University (Cracow, Poland), working in his dissertation The Russians and Russian-speaking people in the Lviv region. An anthropological analysis of discourse about ethnic policy and minority discourses about ethnic and civic values. 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. He conducted anthropological field research in Ukraine among Russians, Russian-speakers, and Poles. Grzegorz Demel published several articles in Polish and Ukrainian. Grzegorz Demel is a visiting scholar at CIUS and a status-only Jacyk Visiting Scholar.