PhD Student in History, Department of Gender, Culture and History, Baltic and East European Graduate School (BEEGS), Södertörn University

Yuliya Yurchuk

PhD candidate in history, affiliated to two Swedish universities: Södertörn and Stockholm.

The preliminary title of her dissertation is ”Between the hammer of remembering and the anvil of forgetting: representations of history in Ukraine since 1991”. She focus mainly on the representations of history of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN) and Ukrainian Insurgent Army (better known by its Ukrainian acronym UPA- Українська Повстанська Армія). She is mostly interested in interaction between various actors who are involved into the memory work – officials, intellectuals, parties, activists and ‘common’ people. Key questions in the dissertation are: Which and whose memories are thematised and promoted as ‘national’? What meaning is ascribed to national identity through framing of national historical narrative? What do the new ways of remembering tell us about national identity formation? What political messages they transmit? Which memories and why are activated for remembrance and which are forced out from the memory space?

You can follow Yuliya Yurchuk’s PhD activities in the blog ”Memory Matters

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Articles by Yuliya Yurchuk

  1. Football against Sex Tourism and Prostitution?

    EURO 2012 makes prostitution not just a Ukrainian problem, but an European issue.

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