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Useful Resources


Dialogues on War

Democracy Seminar

Harvard Series in Ukrainian Studies

East/West Journal of Ukrainian Studies

Electronic Library of Ukrainian Literature

Ukrainian Literature: A Journal of Translations

Library of Ukrainian Poetry

Kyiv School of Economics Lectures marathon in support of Ukraine 

Russian War in Ukraine

Hanna Hrytsenko. Amplify Ukrainian Voices, Not Russian, Krytyka, March 2022. 

Andrey Kurkov. Archeology of War. What will be the legacy of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine? The New Yorker, March 21, 2022. 

Ukrainian History, Politics, and Culture

Serhiy Bilenky. Imperial Urbanism in the Borderlands, Kyiv 1800-1905. University of Toronto Press, 2018.

Valerie Bunce. The National Idea: Imperial Legacies and Post-Communist Pathways in Eastern Europe, East European Politics and Societies, Vol. 19, No. 3, pp. 406-442.  

Paul D’Anieri. Understanding Ukrainian Politics. Power, Politics, and Institutional Design, New York: M.E. Sharpe, 2007.

Mark von Hagen. Does Ukraine Have a History? Slavic Review, Vol. 54, No. 3 (Autumn, 1995), pp. 658-673. 

Olena Hankivsky & Anastasiya Salnykova. (Ed.) Gender, Politics and Society in Ukraine, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2013. 

Halyna Hryn (Ed.) Hunger by Design: The Great Ukrainian Famine and Its Soviet Context. Harvard Series in Ukrainian Studies, 2008.

Georgiy Kasianov, Philipp Ther. Laboratory of Transnational History: Ukraine and Recent Ukrainian Historiography. Central European University Press, 2009. 

Oksana Kis. Survival as Victory: Ukrainian Women in the Gulag. Harvard Series in Ukrainian Studies, 2021.

Yuri Kostenko. Ukraine’s Nuclear Disarmament: A History. Harvard Series in Ukrainian Studies, 2021.

Paul Robert Magocsi. A History of Ukraine: the Land and Its People. 2nd ed. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2010. 

Jessica Pisano. The Post-Soviet Potemkin Village: Politics and Property Rights in the Black Earth. Cambridge University Press, 2008.

Serhii Plokhy. The Origins of the Slavic Nations. Premodern Identities in Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus. Cambridge University Press, 2006.  

Serhii Plokhy. Ukraine and Russia: Representations of the Past. University of Toronto Press, 2008. 

Gwendolyn Sasse. The Crimea Question: Identity, Transition, and Conflict. Harvard Series in Ukrainian Studies, 2014.

Oxana Shevel. “The Battle for Historical Memory in Postrevolutionary Ukraine”. Current History. Vol. 115, No. 783, (October 2016), pp. 258-263.

Stephen Shulman. The Contours of Civic and Ethnic National Identification in Ukraine, Europe-Asia Studies, Jan., 2004, Vol. 56, No. 1 (Jan., 2004), pp. 35-56. 

Timothy D. Snyder. Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin. Basic Books, 2010. 

Frank Sysyn. The Reemergence of the Ukrainian Nation and Cossack Mythology, Social Research, Vol. 58, No. 4, Nationalism in Central and Eastern Europe (Winter 1991), pp. 845-864. 

Roman Szporluk. “Ukraine: From the Imperial Periphery to a Sovereign State,” Daedalus, vol. 1, no. 3 (1997), pp. 85-120.

Andrew Wilson, The Ukrainians: Unexpected Nation, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2009.

Kataryna Woczuk. The Moulding of Ukraine: The Constitutional Politics of State Formation. Central European University Press, 2001. 

Serhy Yekelchuk. The Conflict in Ukraine: What Everyone Needs to Know. Oxford University Press, 2015. 

Jessica Zychowicz. Superfluous Women: Art, Feminism, and Revolution in Twenty-First-Century Ukraine. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2020.


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