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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.

George Grabowicz
Dmytro Čyževs’kyi Professor of Ukrainian Literature, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Harvard University. He received his PhD in Comparative Literature from Harvard. He has published extensively on general historical and theoretical problems in Ukrainian literature, the poetry (and art) of Taras Shevchenko, and Ukraine in Polish and Russian literatures of the Romantic period. His book of essays, Teksty i masky, appeared in 2005. Grabowicz is co-editor with Oleksandr Fedoruk of the facsimile first edition of Haidamaky (Krytyka, 2013). He is founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Kyiv-based journal and publishing house Krytyka.

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).