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Project Collaborator

Yuliya Ilchuk

Assistant Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures Stanford University


Yuliya Ilchuk's major research interests fall under the broad heading of cultural exchange, interaction, and borrowing between Russia and Ukraine. Her first book, Nikolai Gogol: Performing Hybrid Identity (University of Toronto Press, 2021), revises Gogol’s identity and texts as ambivalent and hybrid by situating them in the in-between space of Russian and Ukrainian cultures. Studies of hybridity have also informed her recent research projects on othering, protest culture, and memory on the move as socio-cultural responses to the war in Eastern Ukraine. Ilchuk's most recent book project, tentatively entitled The Vanished: Memory, Temporality, Identity in Post-Euromaidan Ukraine, revisits the major issues of memory studies—collective memory and trauma, post-memory, remembrance, memorials, and reconciliation—and shifts the discussion to the social and cultural dimensions of forgetting. Ilchuk has also published scholarly articles on the topics of contemporary Russian and Ukrainian culture and translations of the contemporary Ukrainian poetry.

For more information, please visit her faculty profile.


Cultures of Protest in Contemporary Ukraine, Belarus, and Russia

Project Team:

2018 – 2019