IU-Ukraine Nonresidential Scholars Program

Our Scholars

Iryna Baltaziuk

Field of research – symbols of Ukrainian painting at the turn of the XX and XXI centuries. Since 2018 I have been working on my PhD thesis at the National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture. As a public figure, I founded the NGO “Art research platform MOKONSHU”, whose goal is to support Ukrainian artists. My main research interests are in the study of the language of symbols in works of modern art and cover several related disciplines such as visual communication, lexicon of modern art, interpretation of artworks, modifications of universal symbols on national ground etc. I have been honored with awards and grants, including Ukrainian Cultural Foundation grant (2022), “PEN America” Foundation grant (2022), Ukraine President grant (2019), Kyiv Mayor Award for special achievements of youth in the development of the capital of Ukraine (2018), Diploma of International academy of the rating technologies and sociology “Golden Fortune” (2018 and 2016) and more. Contact by voronairina.v@gmail.com, personal website, or personal website.


Hanna Bondarenko

PhD in History, Associate Professor at the Institute of International Education V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University.  Since 2016, teaching: "History of Ukraine", "Culture and Traditions of Ukraine", "History of Kharkiv region", "History of Kharkiv University". She participated in the following international projects: "Kharkiv as a Multicultural City of Eastern Ukraine: Advantages, Contradictions, Challenges and Prospects for Development (1991-2020)", funded by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (2020); "Practices of the Self-Representation of Multinational Cities in the Industrial and Post-Industrial Era" (2018-2021) support of the Kowalski Program and the Program for the Study of Modern Ukraine of the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies at the University of Alberta (https://cityface.org.ua/); "Integration and Adaptation of Foreign Students / INTERADIS Erasmus+. Contact by abondarenko@karazin.ua.


Roman Borysov

Since 2010, I have been participating in the organization and implementation of educational and research projects in cooperation with the World Bank, the Ministry of Science and Education of Ukraine, V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University: "Spiritual world of Ukrainian students: national sources and global benchmarks" (2010-2011), "Value orientations and life plans of modern students" (2012-2013), "The Life World of Adolescents in Kharkiv Region" (2013-2014), "Borderland Students: Identities, Values, Life Plans" (Ukraine, Poland; 2014-2015) "Graduate-2015: Professional Plans, Civic Positions, Leisure Practices of School Youth in Eastern Europe" (Ukraine, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary; 2015), "Reproductive Attitudes and Family Values of Modern Student Youth" (Ukraine, Belarus; 2018-19), "Senior School Student-2021", conducted with the support of the Sociological Association of Ukraine (2021). In 2017, I participated in the implementation of the Grant of the President of Ukraine "Traditional, Modern, Postmodern Values of the Ukrainian Metropolis (the example of Kharkiv)". In 2021, I worked as an Independent expert-consultant during the implementation of the international technical assistance "New Justice Sector Reform Program" funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)". Contact by r.i.borysov@karazin.ua.


Vitaly Chernoivanenko

Vitaly Chernoivanenko holds a PhD degree in History. He is a senior research fellow at the Judaica Department of the Institute of Manuscript at the Vernadsky National Library of Ukraine. He also serves as a president of the Ukrainian Association for Jewish Studies and chief editor of Judaica Ukrainica. Prof. Chernoivanenko taught Jewish history and religion at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy for twelve years. In 2017 and 2018, he was a visiting professor at the Université de Montréal. In 2022-2023, he is a non-residential visiting scholar at Indiana University. His research areas include biblical interpretation, Second Temple Judaism (Dead Sea Scrolls), homoeroticism in Jewish religion and culture and also the history of postage stamps, coins and paper money. Contact by Chernoivanenko@gmail.com or academia website.


Petro Dolhanov

Historian, Doctor of historical sciences (PhD), history lecturer at Rivne Regional Institute of Postgraduate Pedagogical Education, co-founder of the NGO “Mnemonics” (the organization deals with the memorialization and commemoration of Holocaust victims in Ukraine), editor of the rubric "Overcoming the past" (rubric related to the Holocaust studies in Ukraine) at the International Intellectual Journal "Ukraina Moderna" (Modern Ukraine), invited by the editor of the next issue of Journal “Ukraina Moderna” (No. 32). The topic of a special thematic issue of the journal: “The Holocaust in Ukraine: How the History of Crime is (Not) Written ''. Dr Dolhanov defended his thesis in Lesya Ukrainka Volyn National University on “Ukrainian economic nationalism in Western-Ukrainian lands: 1919–1939” (2010). He is the author of the monograph “To buy goods from own people: Social and economic dimension of Ukrainian nation-forming strategies in interwar Poland: monograph. Rivne, 2018” (with focus on the economic dimension of Ukrainian-Jewish relationships in the inter-war period). Co-author of the monograph “Town of remembrance – town of oblivion: the palimpsests of Rivne memorial landscape : monograph”, Rivne, 2019. Dr Dolhanov is an organizer of training, summer schools, round tables, press conferences and academic conferences on historical and political topics. His research interests are the following: theory and practice of nationalism, politics of memory, history of the Holocaust, economic factors of behavior of the local population during the Holocaust in Western Ukraine. Current research topic: “Property Hunters: Local Responses to the Holocaust in Western Volhynia”. Contact by p.dolhanov@roippo.org.ua or petro.dolhanov@gmail.com.


Katerina Dovgopola

The primary areas of Katerina Dogopola’s research include the specificities of aesthetic education of children with visual impairments, the didactic - methodical provision of teaching relief drawing in schools for blind children, peculiarities of self-control in blind younger schoolchildren, individually-oriented technologies of development and upbringing of young children with profound visual impairments, and psychological support of children with special educational needs in crisis situations. Contact by kdovgopola@gmail.com, Facebooktelegram, or professional website.


Nadiia Honcharencko

Nadiia Honcharenko is Senior Research Fellow, Department of Cultural Heritage and Research & Preservation, Institute for Cultural Research of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine: Інститут культурології НАМУ (icr.org.ua). Graduated at History Department of Taras Shevchenko State University, Kyiv. Areas of my professional interest: Cultural Studies; History Education; Memory Policy; Latest publications: Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center as instrument of propaganda and Russian hybrid war (2021); Ukrainian culture in three-dimensional model: decommunization, decolonization, derussification (2022); Different Memories of a Shared Past (2022) – all in Ukrainian. From the ‘Great Patriotic War’ to the ‘Ukrainian dimension’ of the Second World War: a change in the narrative in school history textbooks (2020). Published translations: Edukacja historyczna a współczesność (History education and modernity). Ed. Barbara Kubis, Opole. 2003 – Ukr. translation: Історична освіта і сучасність. Київ, 2007; Jerzy Topolski. Jak się pisze i rozumie historię (How we write and understand history). Poznań. 2008 – Ukr. translation: Як ми пишемо і розуміємо історію. Київ, 2012. Contact by kuzmivna@gmail.com or professional website.


Oryslava Ivantsiv

Oryslava Ivantsiv is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Foreign Languages, Ternopil Volodymyr Hnatiuk National Pedagogical University (Ukraine). She earned her PhD in Germanic Languages from the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv (Ukraine). Her research and teaching interests include discourse analysis, cognitive linguistics, genre analysis, ESP, and translation studies. She has published numerous articles in national and international journals, such as ESP Today, and Topics in Linguistics. Contact by ivantsiv.o@tnpu.edu.ua or academia website.


Oleksiy Kandyuk

Fields of expertize: European integration, transatlantic relations, international and national security, problems of transitional societies. Began academic career in 2003 at the Yuriy Fedkovich National University of Chernivtsi, Ukraine. Also lectured at the University of Lodz. Over 20 years of experience in higher education and research. Ph.D in Political Science in 2007, specialty "Political Problems of International Systems and Global Development". Thesis - "Problems of Euro-Atlantic relation in paradigmatic field of American neo-conservatism". Author of more than 50 scientific works and op-eds in the field of international and domestic politics. Contact by akandyuk@gmail.com.


Tatiana Kostenko

Since 2006, I have been engaged in the scientific study of the specificities of the development of children with special needs, including children with visual impairments. The scope of my scientific research includes psychological support and support of blind students and their parents; psychological assistance to families with children with special needs; research on the specifics of the implementation of psychological rehabilitation of persons with visual disabilities of different ages; and the impact of the pandemic on the development of children with special needs. Contact by kostenkotali@gmail.com or professional website.


Tetiana Kurbatova

Tetiana Kurbatova is an Associate Professor at the International Economic Relations Department of Sumy State University (Ukraine). She focuses on energy markets, renewable energy, energy policy, energy security, and energy economics. Dr. Kurbatova is a contributor to 17 research projects on the above issues. She is an author of more than 80 publications, including monographs and papers in international peer-reviewed journals. As an IU Non-Resident Fellow, she will explore the impact of the Russian military intervention on Ukraine’s energy sector and policy reactions. Contact by t.kurbatova@macro.sumdu.edu.ua.


Petro Kuzyk

Petro Kuzyk is an Assistant Professor (Dotsent) of the International Relations and Diplomatic Service Department at the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Ukraine. His research interests include: post-communist transformation in Eastern and Central Europe, nationalism and nation-building, Ukraine’s foreign policy and security. His most recent research has been focusing on Ukraine’s often-cited domestic political and cultural differences and their relationship with the country’s foreign trajectory preference. Contact by petro.kuzyk@lnu.edu.ua or academia website.


Larysa Kysliuk

Larysa Kysiluk, doctor of philological sciences, senior researcher of the department of lexicology, lexicography and structural-mathematical linguistics of the Institute of the Ukrainian Language of the NASU. Scientific interests include word formation and lexicology of the modern Ukrainian language. Author of the monograph "Modern Ukrainian word-formation nomination: resources and development trends" and more than 70 scientific publications; co-author of collective monographs and dictionaries. Participant of international scientific projects, member and scientific secretary of the Commission on Slavic word formation of the International Committee of Slavists. Contact by larysa.kysliuk@gmail.com or professional website.


Olga Maliarchuk

Researcher specializing in innovation management, entrepreneurial ecosystem, corporate entrepreneurship, and university-business collaboration. PhD in Strategic Management, more than 10 years of university teaching experience. Scholar at the Lane Kirkland Scholarship Program at Wroclaw University, Poland (2020-2021) doing research on business incubation and startup accelerator programs for entrepreneurs, technology and knowledge transfer. A researcher in the scientific project "Realization of the potential of young scientists in the integration of science-business-education" (2020-2022). Contact by olga_maliarchuk@ukr.net or academia website.


Rostyslav Melnykiv

Rostyslav Melnykiv prepared the publication of «Selected works» of the leading figures of the Ukrainian literature of the 1920s in Kharkiv, such as Maik Johansen (2001 and 2009), Serhiy Pylypenko (2007) and Mykola Khvylovy (2009), and currently he is finishing working on the complete collection of works of Mykola Khvylovy in five volumes (2018–2022). Dr Melnykiv authored the monograph «Maik Johansen: Landshafty transformatsii» (Maik Johansen: Landscapes of Transformations, 2000) and the book of essays «Literaturni 1920-ti: Postati (Narysy, obrazky, etiudy)» (The Literary 1920s: Figures (Sketches, Portraits, and Essays, 2013), also poetry books «Poliuvannia na Olenia» (Deer hunting, 1996), «Podorozh Rivnodenniam» (Journey through the Equinox, 2000), «Apokryfy stepu» (Apocrypha of the steppe, 2016). Contact by melnykiv@gmail.com or academia website.


Olena Muradyan

Olena Muradyan is a Dean of the School of Sociology (since 2015), an Associate professor (docent) at Political Sociology Department (since 2013) at V.N.Karazin Kharkiv National University. Candidate of Science in Sociology (Ph.D.) (2011). Gender Commissioner - Rector's Advisor (since 2022). Her research focuses on social inequality, gender sociology, social values, political sociology, higher education, urban food policy, international comparative sociological studies. Contact by o.s.muradyan@karazin.ua.


Olha Nabochenko

Olha Nabochenko, candidate of pedagogical sciences in correctional pedagogy, was engaged in research on the formation of ideas about living nature in younger schoolchildren with blindness by means of relief drawing. Author of programs and textbooks. For the past 4.5 years, she has been working as a state expert on inclusive education at the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, dealing with issues of providing education for persons with special educational needs, primarily inclusive, and issues of psychological support for those seeking education. Contact by ol.nabochenko@gmail.com.


Andriy Posunko

Andriy Posunko defended his PhD thesis at Central European University in 2018. His research focused on the social and military history of Cossack units in the Pontic Steppe region. His other publications deal with the peculiarities of irregular military service in New Russia / Southern Ukraine, Bessarabia, and the Caucasus; trans-imperial movement of people, goods and ideas between Russian, Ottoman, and Habsburg empires; as well as ambiguities of social and legal status of the inhabitants in the borderlands contested by these three states. Currently, he serves in the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Contact by andriy.posunko@gmail.com.


Nataliya Prykhodkina

I am a specialist in comparative pedagogy. For the previous 10 years I have been researching the development of students' media literacy. My doctoral dissertation focuses on the development of students' media literacy in English-speaking countries, including the United States. This topic is especially relevant now, given the war and disinformation/propaganda that Russia is waging against Ukraine. My researches are presented in 4 monographs, 5 articles in Scopus/Web of Science databases, more than 30 articles in Ukrainian specialized scientific journals. Contact by prykho2@gmail.com, personal website, or academia website.


Yevhen Rachkov

Yevhen Rachkov holds a PhD in history and is an Associate Professor at the Department of Historiography, Source Studies, and Archaeology at the V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, Ukraine. From 2018 to 2021, he served as a deputy head of the inter-university project CityFace: Practices of the Self Representation of Multinational Cities in the Industrial and Post-Industrial Era (https://cityface.org.ua/). 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. Contact by yevhen.rachkov@gmail.com, academia website, or professional website.


Khrystyna Semeryn

Khrystyna Semeryn is an independent researcher, journalist, and writer, specializing in cultural memory, gender and women’s rights, Jewish studies, literature, sculpture, and cultural policy and disinformation analyses. She is Visiting Scholar at Indiana University Bloomington and former virtual Visiting Researcher at Northwestern University. Aside from over a dozen awards, she received AAJR-Fordham-NYPL Fellowship, Ukrainian President’ Scholarship, Think-Visegrad Fellowship, and others. In 2019, Semeryn joined the Ukrainian Association for Jewish Studies and enrolled in Ph.D. program at National University of Ostroh Academy. She also works as a freelancer in a range of media outlets and as an independent analyst in cooperation with Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation, literary expert for the Ukrainian Book Institute as well as served as an expert for the Ukrainian Cultural Foundation, and editor of Geopoetical Studies. Contact by khrystyna.semeryn@gmail.com or personal website.


Oksana Sukhoviy

Oksana Sukhoviy conducts research in the fields of dialectology and the history of the Ukrainian language from various directions: research and publication of the handwritten sermons of Varlaam Yasynskyi (17th century), implementation of dialectological expeditions and description of individual expressions of the Ukrainian language on the territory of Ukraine and beyond (Moldova), research on Ukrainian historical phraseology , publication of manuals for university students on the history of the Ukrainian language in co-authorship (part 1 – Phonetics and Phonology, part 2 – Morphology, part 3 – Syntax). Contact by o-o-s@ukr.net.


Ivanna Tsar

Ivanna Tsar has been working as a researcher in the department of Stylistics, Language Culture and Sociolinguistics of the Institute of Ukrainian Language of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (group of sociolinguistics) since November 2017. She holds a PhD in philological sciences, and is head of the Council of Young Scientists of the Institute. Tsar studied at Ivan Franko L’viv National University and undertook postgraduate studies at the Institute of the Ukrainian Language of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. Her scientific interests include sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, youth language, oral spontaneous speech, language behavior, analysis of language situations, language adaptation processes of youth in a bilingual city, and code switching. Contact by vakavaka7@gmail.com, academia website, or professional website.


Tetiana Tsuvina

Doctor of Science (Law), Associate professor of Civil Procedure Department at Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University, Director of Centre for Mediation and ADR, the visiting researcher at Graz University (Graz, Austria). 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. Contact by tsuvinat@gmail.com or t.a.tsuvina@nlu.edu.ua.


Maksim Yablonski

My research interests cover various areas: from the history of Ukrainian diaspora journalism to the specifics of the modern infospace. My studies on the history of Ukrainian diaspora publications in Austria and Canada are connected with the topic of the dissertation "Journalistic and editorial-publishing activity of Petr Volynyak", which was defended in 2019 in Lviv. Separate articles are devoted to the journalistic activities of Modest Levitskyi and V. Miyakovskyi. I am interested in the ideological component in documentaries and feature films. Ecojournalism is my new research interest, which is largely due to my parallel education in the specialty "Geography" (bachelor's degree); in particular, analyzed the peculiarities of coverage of eco-problems in regional ZMC; he reported on the military discourse of ecojournalism at the conference "Innovations and peculiarities of the functioning of mass media in a democratic society" (Lviv, May 26, 2022). Contact by max.yablonskyy@gmail.com or academia website.


Larysa Yakymova

Sc. in Economics, Professor of the Department of Economic and Mathematical Modeling at the Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University (before the Russian occupation of Donbass, she taught at the Donbass State Technical University). LARYSA is immensely grateful for the international humanitarian aid to Ukraine and is amazed by such large-scale humanitarian initiatives, but the emerging reports of corrupt practices cause her concern. She will partner with IU’s OWEN WU (Kelley School of Business) to carry out her research project “From humanitarian to development aid: Mapping corruption risks for Ukraine”. Contact by larisa.p.yakimova@gmail.com or l.yakimova@chnu.edu.ua.


Tetiana V. Yasinka

I conduct my scientific work within the framework of the direction of the Department of Management and International Entrepreneurship of the National University "Lviv Polytechnic." My scientific interests include modern forms of organization and conduct of international business activities, management problems at international enterprises, and economic potential of international enterprises. Currently, I am working on the development of a study guide on international business for students majoring in "International Economic Relations.” Contact by tetiana.v.yasinska@lpnu.ua or academia website.


Nataliia Zalietok

Candidate of Science (PhD) in History, Senior Researcher, the Head of the Department for Archival Studies of the Ukrainian Research Institute of Archival Affairs and Records Keeping, Ukraine (Kyiv). Works in the fields of British History, History of the USSR, Women’s and Gender History and Archival Affairs. Now she is conducting a comparative study on the policy of the British and Soviet governments on women’s military service in World War II. Contact by nataliazaletok@gmail.com or professional website.


Snizhana Zhygun

Snizhana Zhygun is an Associate Professor of Theory of literature at the Borys Grinchenko Kyiv University. She is also a researcher in Taras Shevchenko Institute of Literature Ukrainian National Academy of Science. Her research contribution is in Style Theory, in particular analysis interaction of Realism and Modernism (a monography “Labyrinths and horizons of Ukrainian neorealism” 2015). Her current research interests are Ukrainian Women’s and Children’s literature of 1920-30-s in particular ideological influence on literature and by literature. Contact by s.zhyhun@kubg.edu.uaprofessional website, or academia website.


Oleksandr Zubarev

I am a Candidate of Sociological Sciences (PhD in Sociology), Associate Professor at the Department of Sociology of V.N.Karazin Kharkiv National University. The topic of my PhD thesis is "Eastern spiritual practices as the phenomenon of the life-world of the personality in polycultural society". This title illustrates my scientific interests before 2016 year: eastern spiritual practices (yoga, qigong, reiki), phenomenology and the concept of the life-world, polycultural society. Starting from 2018 year, I became interested in such topics as history of sexuality, social and biological aspects of sexuality, sexual orientations, psychosexual personality development and many others that are part of the subject field of sociology of corporeality and sexology. Contact by zubarev.alexandr@karazin.ua.


Mariya Zubrytska

September 2002-Present – Associate Professor, Department of Literary Theory and Comparative Studies, Faculty of Philology, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv. September 2019-Present – Rector’s Adviser for International Affairs and Project Development, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Lviv, Ukraine. June 2014 –September 2019 – Vice-Rector for International Affairs, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Lviv, Ukraine. Research interests: Reader-response theory and reader-oriented approaches to the literary texts. Cultural and literary hermeneutics. Methodology of literary studies. Contact by mariya.zubrytska@lnu.edu.ua or academia website.