November 8, 2017

The 13th Annual Danyliw Seminar (16-18 November 2017) is unveiling an ambitious program devoted to the war in Donbas, post-Maidan reforms, historical memory, the Holodomor and cutting edge research on Ukrainian society, economy and culture.

The Seminar, featuring 16 pre...

November 12, 2016

Tamara Martsenyuk considers the ways in which Euromaidan both reaffirmed and contested women’s traditional gender roles. Within the Maidan space, liberal feminist and radical feminist debates emerged about obtaining full citizenship rights and standing up to existing h...

November 12, 2016

Yuliya Pivtorak discusses the recent emergence of comic culture in Ukraine and its role in reviving historical characters and sparking cultural debate.

November 12, 2016

Victoria Hudson explores the extent to which the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate should be considered a tool of Russian “soft power” in Ukraine within the pre and post Maidan contexts. Ukraine’s churches played a significant role during the Euromai...

November 12, 2016

Elena Volochine and James de Caupenne-Keogh’s film Oleg’s Choice presents the fighting in Donbas from the perspective of an individual battalion and its two Russian volunteer heroes, Oleg and Max. In what quickly becomes a poignantly personal psychological testimony on...

November 12, 2016

Jennifer Carroll in her work demonstrates how Ukrainian institutional management of drug usage and users as a distinct category articulates with concepts of sovereignty, citizenship and the imagined boundaries of both state and society. Through two political performanc...

November 11, 2016

Lawrence Douglas is the James J. Grosfeld Professor of Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought at Amherst College. His books include The Memory of Judgment: Making Law and History in the Trials of the Holocaust and The Vices. His work has appeared in leading publication...

November 11, 2016

Elena Schmidt identifies through her research that #corruption in Ukraine and the abuse of power by individuals, groups, CEOs or managers at various levels within or beyond existing rules and norms is often the only way to get things done in the country. She and Prytul...

November 11, 2016

Inna Melnykovska investigates the role of Ukrainian business groups and their influence on levels of corruption in Ukraine’s government and business.  Her work provides guidance on how to restrict exploitation of financial markets and improve the consolidation of democ...