Volodymyr Dibrova

Volodymyr Dibrova
Media Content Specialist - Research Reporter, HURI; Preceptor in Slavic Languages and Literatures, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Harvard University. BA, Kyiv Shevchenko Iniversity, Ukraine; MA, Kyiv Linguistic University; PhD (Candidate of Sciences), Ukrainian Academy of Sciences. Literary critic, translator (1991 M.Lukash Prize for translating S.Beckett’s novel Watt into Ukrainian), playwright (1996 Sherban-Lapika Prize for The Short Course), writer (2007 BBC Ukrainian Service Book of the Year Prize for Andrew’s Way). Most recent publications – a collection of short stories Tealuxe Sketchbook, Kyiv, Pulsary, 2012; a collection of stories and essays Old Stories Retold, Kyiv, Komora, 2013.

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Sophia Wilson
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Visiting scholar at HURI in 2015 and professor for HUSI 2017. Previously Jerome Hall Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Law, Society and Culture at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law. PhD,  University of Washington; BA and MA degrees, Utah State University.

Research interests include revolutionary movements, human rights, and nation-building in the post-Soviet world. Current book project is The Ukrainian Revolution: Causes and the Nature of Social Mobilization, wherein she analyzes the causes of the Ukrainian Maidan revolution of 2013-14, and the interactions between state and society during the uprising.

Serhiy Bilenky

Serhiy Bilenky
Research Fellow at the Chair of Ukrainian Studies, University of Toronto. Candidate of Sciences, Kyiv Shevchenko National University; PhD (in History), University of Toronto. Taught courses on Russian, Ukrainian, and east European histories at the University of Toronto (2009-2010; 2013-2016) and Columbia University (2009-2012). The author of three monographs: Mykhailo Maksymovych ta osvitni praktyky na Pravoberezhnii Ukraїni u pershii polovyni XIX stolittia (Kyiv, 1999); Romantic Nationalism in Eastern Europe: Russian, Polish, and Ukrainian Political Imaginations (Stanford University Press, 2012); and Imperial Urbanism in the Borderlands: Kyiv, 1800-1905 (University of Toronto Press, 2017). The editor of the selected writings of the 19th century Ukrainian intellectuals Fashioning Modern Ukraine: Selected Writings of Mykola Kostomarov, Volodymyr Antonovych, and Mykhailo Drahomanov (Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, 2014).

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