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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 is pleased to welcome its 2016-2017 Post-Doctoral Fellow and the Visiting Scholars: 010

The 2016-2017 Jacyk Post-Doctoral Fellow:

Markian Dobczansky will receive his Ph.D. in history from Stanford University, where he focused on the Soviet Union, Russian Empire, and Eastern Europe. His dissertation "From Soviet Heartland to Ukrainian Borderland: Searching for Identity in Kharkiv, 1943-2004" utilizes Soviet archival sources, published materials, and interviews to examine local identity in Ukraine's second largest city over the second half of the twentieth century. His academic interests include Russia and Ukraine during the Soviet period, nationalism, the politics of language and culture, and urban history. To see Markian's complete profile, please click here.

Visiting Scholars:

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).

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).

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.).

For complete profiles of 2016-2017 Petro Jacyk Visiting Scholars, please click here.



Program Highlights

Calendar of Events 2016-2017
All events are free and open to the public. Registration is required.

Ukraine Research Group


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