M.A. Students in Ukrainian and Comparative Literature:
Dr. Roman Ivashkiv received his Ph.D. from the University of Alberta and is currently Coordinator of TAs in the Slavic Department at the U. of Illinois.
Dr. Mykola Polyuha received his Ph.D. from the University of Western Ontario and is an Associate Professor at Bloomsburg State University.
Dr. Olha Tytarenko received her Ph.D. from the U. of Toronto and is Assistant Teaching Professor at the University of Nebraska.
Dr. Olesia Wallo received her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois and is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Kansas.
Oksana Husieva is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Kansas.
Oksana Tatsyak is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Toronto.
Eminent Ukrainian Writers, Artists, and Scholars in Residence:
Yuri Andrukhovych, Ukrainian writer from Ivano-Frankivsk
Natalka Bilotserkivets, Ukrainian poet from Kyiv
Lina Kostenko, Ukrainian poet from Kyiv
Oleh Lysheha, Ukrainian poet from Tysmennytsya
Mykola Riabchuk, Ukrainian writer, political and cultural commentator from Kyiv
Yuri Vynnychuk, Ukrainian prose writer from Lviv
Oksana Zabuzhko, Ukrainian poet, prose writer, and essayist from Kyiv
Bohdan Zholdak, Ukrainian prose and filmscript writer from Kyiv
Recent Fulbright Scholars:
Dr. Vasyl Byalyk, Professor of Translation Studies, Chernivtsi National University
Dr. Lada Kolomiyets, Professor of Translation Studies, Kyiv National University
Dr. Olha Luchuk, Professor of Translation Studies, Lviv National University
Dr. Alla Perminova, Professor of Translation Studies, Kyiv National University
Dr. Maria Zubrytska, Professor of Literary Theory, Lviv National University
Dr. Mariya Tytarenko, Professor of Journalism and Poet-Writer, The Catholic University of Lviv
Prominent Guest Lectures, Speakers, and Performers:
Dr. Markian Dobczansky, Professor of Historian, Stanford University
Dr. Marta Dyczok, Political Scientist and Media Specialist, University of Western Ontario
Dr. John Fizer, Professor of Slavic Literature, Rutgers University
Dr. Alexander Motyl, Professor of Political Science, Rutgers University
Dr. Serhiy Plokhy, Chair of Ukrainian History, Harvard University
Dr. Lydia Stefanowska, Professor of Ukrainian Studies, Warsaw University
Vasyl Gabor, Prose Writer and Publisher Solomiya Ivakhiv, Violinist, University of Connecticut
Andriy Liubka, Ukrainian Prose Writer
Ivan Malkovych, Poet and Leading Ukrainian Publisher
Askold Melnyczuk, Writer and editor, University of Massachusetts, Boston
Marianna Sadovska, Singer and Collector of Ukrainian folk songs
Lyubov Yakimchuk, Ukrainian Poet
Recent Conferences and Symposia
Five Years after the Maidan, 2019
Writing Ancestral Homelands in Another Language, 2018
Twenty-Five Years of Ukrainian Independence, 2017
National Bards and National Literatures, 2016
Eastern Slavic Folklore and Popular Culture, 2015
The Diverse Landscapes of Ukraine, 2012
Majoritizing Minority Literatures Through Translation, 2011
Program-Related Online Resources:
The Ukrainian Weekly, “The Great Famine of 1932-l933 in Ukraine: A Presentation at Penn State University”:
The Ukrainian Weekly, “The Diverse Landscapes of Ukraine Symposium Held at Penn State University”: