VISITING SCHOLARS 2017-2018
Dr. Tamara Hundorova
Dr. Tamara Hundorova (Ph.D. in Philology) is a corresponding member of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, professor and chair of the Department of Literature and Comparative Studies in the Shevchenko Institute of Literature (NAS of Ukraine), the Executive Director of the Institute of Criticism, professor and dean of the Ukrainian Free University (Munich), and an Associate of the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute. She has published extensively on Ukrainian literature, modernism, postmodernism, postcolonial criticism, kitsch, feminism and Chornobyl. She is the author of books Transit Culture. The Symptoms of Postcolonial Trauma (2013), Post-Chornobyl Library. Ukrainian Literary Postmodernism (2005, 2013), Emergence of Word. A Discourse on Early Ukrainian Modernism (1997, 2009), Kitsch and Literature. Travesties (2008), Franko and/ not Kameniar (2006), Fеminamelancholica. Sex and Culture in Gender Utopia of Olha Kobylianska (2002) and others. She is a recipient of various fellowships at Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute (USA), University of Hokkaido (Japan), Open Society Institute (Hungary), and Monash University (Australia). She is a Fulbright scholar, the participant of many international conferences and symposia, the editor of “Theoretical ReVisions” (2008; 2008; 2016), and the member of the Advisory board of Harvard Ukrainian Studies (USA), East/West. Journal of Ukrainian Studies (Canada), Postcolonial Europe (Sweden), Porowninia (Poland). She taught at University of Toronto, Harvard University, University of Greifswald, Free Ukrainian University, Kyiv-Mohyla University, and Kyiv National University.
Dr. Tamara Hundorova will be at CERES in October-November 2017. She will be working on a research project entitled “Toward the Discourse of Ukrainian Occidentalism of the 1940-1950s: Yurii Shevelov in a Postcolonial Frame.”
Dr. Inna Melnykovska
Inna Melnykovska is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Central European University (CEU) Budapest and a Strategy and Policy Fellow at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University. She received her Ph.D. in Political Science from the Free University of Berlin. Her disciplinary background is a combination of Political Science and Political Economy. Her expertise is in business elites and business-government relations in Eurasia (foci: Ukraine and Russia). In addition, Dr. Melnykovska works on regional economic integration initiatives driven by the EU, Russia and China in Eurasia, as well as on Ukraine’s non-/participation in these integration processes. Her current project “Global Money, Local Politics: Big Business and the Transformation of Crony Capitalism in Eurasia” is supported by Smith Richardson Foundation and traces how Russian and Ukrainian companies have integrated into the global finance and what effects this financial integration and offshore-ization of corporate activities have on business behaviour in domestic politics in Russia and Ukraine. Her research has been published in Journal of Common Market Studies, Europe-Asia Studies, and Post-Soviet Affairs, among others.
Inna Melnykovska will be at CERES in April-May 2018. In a project entitled “Taming Ukrainian Oligarchy? Transformative and Regressive Powers of the Financial Linkages” she will investigate the role of the global economy and Western capitalism in the persistence and transformation of oligarchy in Ukraine.