PhD in history at Centre for Baltic and East European studies, Södertörn University.

Yuliya Yurchuk

PhD in history at Centre for Baltic and East European studies, Södertörn University. She is interested in topics like cultural memory, gender studies and post-colonial theories. Yuliya Yurchuks PhD thesis explores the changes in memory culture under the rapidly changing conditions in Ukraine after the collapse of the Soviet Union, “Reordering of Meaningfil Worlds. Memory of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists and the Ukrainian Insurgent Army in Post-Soviet Ukraine” (Stockholm University, 2014).

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Articles by Yuliya Yurchuk

  1. “The war has become a serious challenge for religious actors in Ukraine”

    Viktor Yelensky, professor of religion, in a conversation with Yuliya Yurchuk on the position of religions in Ukraine, and different religious actors in the ongoing military conflict in a broader perspective.

  2. “The role of religion in peacebuilding is undervalued”

    Tetiana Kalenychenko, an expert in religion and conflict resolution, in conversation with Yuliya Yurchuk on how religion can be an instrument in conflict transformation.

  3. Introduction The role of religion in the Ukrainian political landscape Religion in Ukraine: political and historical entanglements

    The purpose of this theme section is to put the question of religion into the focus of the studies which approach different aspects of Ukrainian reality today and show how an analysis of an intricate interplay between religion, politics, and society can help us better understand this reality. The articles and interviews show the importance of including religion in the studies of societies and look closer into complex entanglements that reveal religious traces, sometimes in the most unexpected places.

  4. Writing the War. Literature about the war in Donbas

    The Length of the Day (2017), Volodymyr Rafeenko, Dovhi Chasy, Lviv: Vydav-nytstvo Staroho Leva, 2017, 336 pages. The Boarding School (2017), Serhii Zhadan, Internat, Chernivtsi: Meredian Czernowitz, 2017, 272 pages.

  5. Exploring the topography of the power play. By concentrating on the periphery

    Movers and Shakers of Soviet Ukrainian culture in the 1920s–1930s, “Beau Monde on Empire’s Edge. State and Stage in Soviet Ukraine”, Mayhill C. Fowler, University of Toronto Press, 2017.

  6. Monuments as reminders and triggers A contemporary comparison between memory work in Ukraine and the US

    There are parallels in discussions about monuments in Ukraine and the USA. The reminder of the Soviet past (or in the American context, of the Confederacy) is an abject that is difficult to assimilate. On the one hand, the abject is our unwillingness to see the past and accept it; on the other hand, for those who associate themselves with this past, this is the threat of castration because through the negation of a given past a certain group is cast out from the space of representation. That is why it is questionable whether a monument can be inclusive at all. Which memory does the monument recall? Which past is castrated when a new monument is built? Which groups are fighting for recognition and representation? Which groups lose this right? These questions confront researchers and memory workers and are discussed in this essay.

  7. A symphony of voices on Euromaidan. Ukraine as a subject of history

    Juri Andrucho-wytsch (hrsg.) Euromaidan. Was in der Ukraine auf dem Spielsteht, [Yuri Andrukho-vych (ed.): Euromaidan: what is at stake in Ukraine].Berlin: Suhrkamp Verlag, 2014, 207 pp.

  8. Football against Sex Tourism and Prostitution?

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

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