Publications

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Drs. S. V. Poliakova and Oleh Wolowyna

ІSSN 2072-9480. Demography and Social Economy, 2019, № 3 (37)

Abstract The aims of this paper are the estimation of demographic and socio-economic characteristics of the Ukrainian diaspora in Canada, and the description of methodological problems arising in the process of its implementation.Population censuses, which represent the entire population of Canada, including those of Ukrainian origin,are considered as the most ... Continue reading

What We Live For, What We Die For

First published in 2019

What We Live For, What We Die For: Selected Poems  Serhiy Zhadan; Translated in English by Virlana Tkacz and Wanda Phipps; Foreword by Bob Holman (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press) An introduction to an original poetic voice from eastern Ukraine with deep roots in the unique cultural landscape of ... Continue reading

Chernobyl: The History of a Nuclear Catastrophe

First published in 2018

Serhii Plokhy (New York: Basic Books, 2018) Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction, 2018   On the morning of April 26, 1986, Europe witnessed the worst nuclear disaster in history: the explosion of a reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Soviet Ukraine. Dozens died of radiation poisoning, fallout contaminated ... Continue reading

Demographic Historical Analysis of Ukrainians in the USA

First published in 2018

Dr. Oleh Wolowyna published the article, titled “Demographic-Historical Analysis of Persons of Ukrainian Ancestry in the United States.” The Annales Universitatis Paedagogicae Cracoviensis. Studia Sociologica 10 (1): 142–163 Abstract Ukrainians are one of the least researched ethnic groups in the United States. Part of the problem is the turbulent modern history ... Continue reading

Why Women Protest: Insights from Ukraine’s EuroMaidan

First published in 2018

Olena Nikolayenko and Maria DeCasper Slavic Review 77, no. 3 (Fall 2018): 726–51 This article examines why Ukrainian women participated in the 2013–14 anti-government protests, widely known as the EuroMaidan. Based upon in-depth interviews with female protesters, the study uncovers a wide range of motivations for women’s engagement in the ... Continue reading

The White Chalk of Days: The Contemporary Ukrainian Literature Series Anthology

First published in 2017

Mark Andryczyk, ed., The White Chalk of Days: The Contemporary Ukrainian Literature Series Anthology (Boston, MA: Academic Studies Press, 2017) This publication commemorates the tenth year of the Contemporary Ukrainian Literature Series. Co-sponsored by the Ukrainian Studies Program at the Harriman Institute, Columbia University and the Kennan Institute at the ... Continue reading

Ukraine vs. Russia: Revolution, Democracy and War: Selected Articles and Blogs, 2010-2016

First published in 2017

Alexander Motyl, Ukraine vs. Russia: Revolution, Democracy and War: Selected Articles and Blogs, 2010-2016 (Washington, DC: Westphalia Press, 2017) Ukraine vs. Russia offers indispensable background knowledge and analysis on one of the most important issues of the day—Vladimir Putin’s war against democratic Ukraine. Alexander J. Motyl’s articles and blogs offer ... Continue reading

Hip Hop at Europe’s Edge: Music, Agency, and Social Change

First published in 2017

Edited by Milosz Miszcynski and Adriana Helbig (Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press) Responding to the development of a lively hip hop culture in Central and Eastern European countries, this book demonstrates how a universal model of hip hop serves as a contextually situated platform of cultural exchange and becomes locally ... Continue reading

Youth Movements and Elections in Eastern Europe

First published in 2017

Olena Nikolayenko, Youth Movements and Elections in Eastern Europe (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2017) At the turn of the twenty-first century, a tide of nonviolent youth movements swept across Eastern Europe. Young people demanded political change in repressive political regimes that emerged since the collapse of communism. The Serbian ... Continue reading

Regional variations of 1932–34 famine losses in Ukraine

Oleh Wolowyna, Serhii Plokhy, Nataliia Levchuk, Omelian Rudnytskyi, Alla Kovbasiuk, Pavlo Shevchuk

Canadian Studies in Population 43, no. 3–4 (2016): 175–202.

Abstract: Yearly estimates of urban and rural direct losses (excess deaths) from the 1932–34 famine are presented for the oblasts of Soviet Ukraine. Contrary to expectations, the highest losses are not found in the grain-producing southern oblasts, but in the north-central Kyiv and Kharkiv oblasts. Several hypotheses are proposed and ... Continue reading