2022-2023 Non-residential & residential scholars

Serhiy Blavatskyy

Project Title: The Great Ukraine’s famine coverage in the Ukrainian émigré foreign-language press in Europe (1930s)

Serhiy Blavatskyy is an Independent Scholar. He received his PhD in Social Communications in 2010 at the Taras Shevchenko National University in Kyiv and MA in Journalism (2005 cum laude) from the Ivan Franko National University in Lviv. His research interests are the Ukrainian interwar foreign-language press in Europe; victimization grand-narrative in the Ukrainian foreign-language press; Holodomor coverage in the Ukrainian emigre foreign-language press in the 1930s. His most recent publications are:

  • Serhiy Blavatskyy (2022) Constructing Victimization Grand-Narrative in the Ukrainian Foreign-Language Press (1901–1926), Media History, DOI: 10.1080/13688804.2022.2057284
  • Serhiy Blavatskyy (2022) “Coverage of Ireland's and Ukraine's Great Famines in the British press”, In Ireland and Ukraine: Studies in Comparative Imperial and National History, (Eds) Stephen Velychenko, Joseph Ruane, Ludmilla Hrynevych, IBIDEM Verlag, Stuttgart: 343 –358.


Kateryna Budz

Project title: The Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church and the Russo-Ukrainian War

Kateryna Budz holds a PhD in History from the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (2016). During the academic year 2012-2013. Kateryna Budz was a Black Sea Link Fellow at the New Europe College (Bucharest, Romania). In September–December 2014, she pursued her research as an exchange student at the Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (Toronto, Canada), whereas in January–October 2015 Kateryna Budz was a DAAD Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology (Halle/Saale, Germany). Research interests: clandestine Ukrainian Greek Catholic
Church in the USSR; Jewish-Christian relations during the Holocaust in Galicia.

Petro Burkovskyi

Project title: Russian Media as an Instrument of War: How to Counteract Its Narratives in Ukraine and beyond Euro-Atlantic Area

Petro Burkovskyi is the Executive Director at the Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation. He has an MA in Political Science from the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (2004) and is an alumnus of the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies (2007). Petro Burkovskyi completed Defence Management Course at the Cranfield University, UK Defence Academy (2015). Between 2006 and 2020 he worked in the National Institute for Strategic Studies (Kyiv, Ukraine). Areas of expertise: history, sociology, international and security studies. 


Volodymyr Dubovyk

Project title: Thinking about Ukraine's Security: Short, Mid and Long term. Concepts, Guarantees, Arrangements.

Volodymyr Dubovyk is an Associate Professor, Department of International Relations and Director, Center for International Studies, Odesa I. I. Mechnikov National University (Ukraine). V. Dubovyk has conducted research at the Kennan Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (1997, 2006-2007), at the Center for International and Security Studies at the University of Maryland (2002), taught at the University of Washington (Seattle) in 2013 and at St. Edwards university/University of Texas (Austin) in 2016-17. Volodymyr has been a Fulbright Scholar twice. He is the co-author of “Ukraine and European Security” (Macmillan, 1999) and has published numerous articles on US-Ukraine relations, regional and international security, and Ukraine’s foreign policy. Areas of expertise: Ukraine, Transatlantic Relations, U.S., Black Sea security, security studies.

Ivan Gomza

Project title: Transformative Capabilities of Wars: A Comparative Study

Ivan Gomza, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Head of Public Policy and Governance Department at Kyiv School of Economics (Kyiv, Ukraine). His scholarly interests comprise democratization, authoritarian regimes, nationalism, contentious politics, and good governance. He authored two books (the most recent title is The Republic of Decadent Days: Ideology of French Integral Nationalism in the Third Republic, Kyiv: Krytyka, 2021) and articles on the Ukrainian nationalism, authoritarian politics, and social movements published, among other outlets, by Problems of Post-Communism, Journal of Democracy, and Nationality Papers. Dr. Gomza also sits on Communist and Post-Communist Studies journal editorial board. In addition, he teaches eight academic courses at Kyiv School of Economics and Kyiv-Mohyla Academy.

Anastasiia Haidukevych-Kachuro

Project title: The Capsule of War: Exhibition-Reflection

Anastasiia Haidukevych-Kachuro is a researcher at the National Memorial to the Heavenly Hundred Heroes and Revolution of Dignity Museum. Together with the team, she is working on the creation of a scientific concept for the permanent exhibition of the Revolution of Dignity Museum, which is at the design stage. Previously, she headed the department of museum affairs of the Ukrainian Institute of National Remembrance, where she coordinated cooperation with historical museums of Ukraine. Her research interests include the study of methods of working with traumatic memory and "living" history in museums. Co-curator of 10 exhibition projects. Scholar of the Visegrad Foundation. Participant in the scholarship program “The concept of the History Museum” conducted by EUNIC.

Mykola Homanyuk

Project title: Symbolic Means of Legitimizing Territorial Expansion

Mykola Homanyuk defended his Ph.D. thesis in sociology at V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University in 2008. Currently, he is an associate professor at the Department of Geography and Ecology at Kherson State University, where he teaches human geography. His current research work is dedicated to the transformation of war memorials in Ukraine. Homanyuk also studies ethnic groups (in particular, Meskhetian Turks and Roma), modern toponymic policies and practices, and problems of social representation in contemporary documentary theater.

Ilona Khmeleva

Ilona Khmeleva is an expert in the field of international law and international relations. She obtained her PhD degree at the Institute of International Relations of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv in 2020. Her PhD thesis was devoted to the institute of recognition in public international law and the possibility of using this institute as an instrument for the protection of Ukraine’s national interests. Ilona is interested in human rights, as well as the promotion of sustainable development, so she’s researching the issue of overcoming inequality.

Since 2014, Ilona Khmeleva has constantly collaborated with reputable Ukrainian think tanks and NGOs: Ukrainian Association of International Law, East Europe Foundation, Economic Security Council of Ukraine. She has also worked at Ukrainian public institutions (as legal adviser to the Member of Parliament and senior jurisconsult at National joint-stock company “Naftogaz of Ukraine”). Ilona’s professional activities are aimed at ensuring democratic reforms in Ukraine (including strengthening parliamentary oversight and post-legislative scrutiny) and effective resistance to Russian aggression.

In 2007, Ilona was a winner of the Seventh Petro Jacyk International Ukrainian Language Competition.

As a Jacyk Non-Residential Fellow, she will work on a project devoted to the legal qualification of the Russia’s genocidal war against Ukraine and ways to bring all those responsible to justice.

Mykhailo Kostiv

Project Title: Nihil Sub Caligine Novum: Soviet and Contemporary Russian Propaganda

Mykhailo Kostiv a chairman of the Information and Publishing Department at the National Museum of the Holodomor Genocide (Kyiv, Ukraine). He organizes and implements a range of projects in oral and digital history (expeditions for recording the interviews with the Holodomor witnesses, online map of the mass graves of 1932-1933 genocide victims, etc).

In 2021, he defended his Ph.D. dissertation Regional Press of the Ukrainian SSR as an Instrument of Communist Propaganda in Chernihiv Region (1929–1933). His research interests include Soviet propaganda of the 1920s and 1930s, history of the Holodomor, history of Ukraine of the 20th century.

Petro Kuzyk

Project Title: “The Evolution of the East-West Societal Cleavage in Ukraine before and after the Russian-Ukrainian War”

Petro Kuzyk is an Assistant Professor (Dotsent) of the International Relations and Diplomatic Service Department at the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv. He graduated from the Faculty of International Relations of the same University in 1999. During 1998-2001 he worked for the Verkhovna Rada Intern Program run by the U.S. Association of the Former Members of Congress and also was an Assistant to MP and an adviser to the Verkhovna Rada Inter-Parliamentary Relations Department in Kyiv. In 2002-2003 Petro Kuzyk completed MA course in Political Philosophy at the University of York (UK). Shortly afterwards he defended his Kandydat Nauk dissertation on nationalism in Eastern Europe in Lviv. During 2006-2010 Petro Kuzyk was enrolled on a PhD program at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands, with a project on Ukrainian societal cleavages and geopolitical choices. In 2017-2019 he was a Coordinator of the Lviv Democracy School of the Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy. During 2003-2006 and since 2011 onwards he has taught at the Faculty of International Relations of the Ivan Franko University.  Petro Kuzyk’s research interests include post-communist transformation in the Eastern and Central Europe, Ukraine’s democratisation and nation-building, nationalism, and Ukraine’s foreign policy and security.

Igor Lyman

Project Title: The conception of “Novorossia” and its role in the Russian-Ukrainian war

Igor Lyman is Doctor of History, Professor, Head of the Department of History and Philosophy, Coordinator of International Relations of Berdyansk State Pedagogical University, Member of the Advisory Council of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, Head of the Expert Council of National Agency for Higher Education Quality Assurance, Coordinator in international relations of Scholar Support Office (Ukraine).

Yevhen Rachkov

Project Title: 'Urbicide in Ukraine: Destruction and Preservation of the Urban Cultural Heritage in Eastern and Southern Ukraine since Russia's Invasion

Yevhen Rachkov holds a PhD in history and is an associate professor at the Department of Historiography, Source Studies, and Archaeology (School of History) at the V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, Ukraine. From 2015 to 2017, he worked as a junior researcher on the project The University Culture in the Ukrainian Intellectual Space (19th–Early 21st Centuries). From 2018 to 2021, he served as a deputy head of the inter-university project CityFace: Practices of the SelfRepresentation of Multinational Cities in the Industrial and Post-Industrial Era (https://cityface.org.ua/), sponsored by the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, University of Alberta. Since 2022, he has served as a coordinator of the interdisciplinary project City and War: Destruction, Preservation and Rethinking of the Urban Cultural Heritage of Large Cities in Eastern and Southern Ukraine within the Russia's Military Aggression. He is the author of Символи та емблеми класичних університетів України (кінець ХХ – початок ХХІ ст.) [Symbols and Emblems of Ukraine’s Classical Universities (Late 20th–Early 21st Centuries)], co-author 5 books, and more than 40 journal articles and conference papers. His research interests include urban history, visual history, digital history, cultural heritage, and history of the universities in Europe.

Artem Remizov

Project Title: Foreign Volunteers in the Ukrainian Armed Forces: Origins, Motivations, and Impact

Artem Remizov is a Senior Research Fellow and the Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting (IER), a Kyiv-based think tank. At IER, he works within the ‘3 DCFTAs’ project on the EU’s Association Agreements with Ukraine, Moldova, and Georgia. Artem’s research interests lie in the area of comparative politics (democratization), European integration, Russia’s foreign policy, as well as security studies.

Artem holds Master’s degrees in Political Science from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, MA in European Studies from the Jagiellonian University (Kraków, Poland), and International Masters in Russian, Central and East European Studies from the University of Glasgow (UK).

Mariana Semenyshyn

Project Title: Decentralisation Reform in Ukraine: Building Public Institutions at the Time of War

Mariana Semenyshyn is a team leader at GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH), German development cooperation agency. Since more than 6 years Mariana is responsible for designing and implementing capacity development measures for municipal officials from across Ukraine as a part of the EU support programme to the ongoing local self-government reform. Mariana holds a double master’s degree from the University of Glasgow and University of Tartu focusing on Central and Easter Europe.

Tetiana Tsuvina

Project Title: Justice in Crisis: Fair Trial in Civil Cases amid the War in Ukraine

Tetiana Tsuvina is Doctor of Science (Law), Associate professor of Civil Procedure Department at Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University, Director of Centre for Mediation and ADR. A qualified lawyer specializing in the area of civil procedure and alternative dispute resolution with scientific and practical experience, including work as an attorney at law and mediator practice. Her publications address international standards of civil procedure, European standards of fair trial, ADR, mediation etc. Dr Tsuvina has solid knowledge of the ADR field with personal experience in coordinating, planning, designing and implementing training programs on mediation for law students and legal practitioners (judges, attorneys at law, notaries etc.). A member of the working group for Draft Law “On Mediation” and proposals for the ratification of the United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation, an experienced trainer on mediation and international expert on ADR of GIZ Program “Promotion of the Rule of Law in Central Asia”, national expert on ADR of USAID New Justice Program and OSCE Project Coordinator in Ukraine. Since September 2020 she obtained the scholarship of The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine for Young Researchers. Dr Tsuvina participates in various scientific projects, in particular she was one of the national experts who conducted research on “The Main Factors of Non-execution of National Courts’ Decisions in Ukraine” (OSCE, Razumkov Centre, February-September 2020); “Comprehensive Analysis of Current Context, Barriers and Opportunities for Developing Mediation in Ukraine” (USAID, March - September 2019); “Model Questions List for jurors to be guided during the case hearing and in decision-making process (USAID, 2019) etc.

Hanna Zaremba-Kosovych

Project Title: Experiences of people with disabilities during the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine: victims of war or active participants in rescue?"

Hanna Zaremba-Kosovych (10th of September, 1990) - PhD in Sociology, Research Fellow in Department of Social Anthropology (Ethnology Institute, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine), analyst of NGO “Fight for Right”. Scientific interests: social (in)justice, gender (in)equality, disability, intellectual disability, qualitative methods.

Elena A. Osokina

Project Title: The Political Police and Soviet Economy under Stalin

Elena A. Osokina is  Professor of Russian History at the University of South Carolina. She received her Ph.D. from the Department of History at Moscow University, Russia (1987).  She has authored 5 books published in Russian, English, Italian and Chinese, and numerous articles published in the major journals in Russia, USA, Canada, France, Germany, Finland, and Italy. More specifically her research focuses on the impact that the Soviet industrialization of the 1930s had on everyday life, social hierarchy, transformation of the economy, and the nature of Stalinism.  The most recent book came out in 2021 by Cornell UP Stalin’s Quest for Gold. Also available in English: Our Daily Bread: Socialist Distribution and the Art of Survival in Stalin’s Russia, 1927–1941 (2001). Elena Osokina received two book prizes: the Makariev book prize and the Prosvetitel’  book prize (both in 2019). She is a recipient of the fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, Kennan Institute-Woodrow Wilson Center, National Endowment for the Humanities, Fulbright, the National Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C.), Hoover Institution Archives, Davis Center for Russian Studies (Harvard University), La Maison des Sciences de l'Homme (Paris, France),  Aleksanteri Institute (Helsinki, Finland), and others.

Before coming to USC, Elena Osokina taught at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, Oberlin College, and Missouri State University, and internationally at the Donaueschingen Academy (on the invitation of the Council of Europe) and Leuphana Universität Lüneburg (both in Germany).

Professor Osokina will be at CERES in November-December 2022. Her visit is generously supported by the Holodomor Education and Research Consortium.