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Scholars at Risk Fellows

Oksana Chabanyuk is associate professor of architecture and head of the M.A. in architecture and urban planning program at Kharkiv National University of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Ukraine. She was a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the University of Michigan in 2019-20 at the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (CREES), where her research focused on the contribution of American specialists to the development of industry and cities in 1920-30s Eastern Ukraine. Dr. Chabanyuk’s academic interests include standardization and early industrialization in the USSR, the related influence of foreign specialists, prefabrication in industrial construction and housing, post-socialist housing, social housing, and regeneration of residential areas. She is an architect and received her B.A. in architecture (1998), M.A. in urban planning (2000), and Ph.D. (2004) at the National University Lviv Polytechnic, Ukraine. Her Ph.D. thesis, “Living environment regeneration of high-storied residential areas of the 1970-80s,” uses Lviv as a case study. She has participated in international competitions, programs, and workshops including: exchange study at Coventry University, UK (1996); Visiting Teachers Program at the AA School of Architecture, London (2010); visiting researcher at the University of Lisbon, Portugal (2014-15); visiting staff at the Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland (2015); visiting staff at Lublin University of Technology, Poland (2016-18); and visiting lecturer at Nuremberg Institute of Technology, Germany (2022). Professor Chabanyuk has also presented and discussed her research at international conferences, roundtables, visiting lectures, and seminars in Germany, Portugal, Austria, Poland, UK, USA, and Ukraine. As a WCEE Scholars at Risk Fellow, she will teach two courses on Eastern European architecture and urban planning at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. Her U-M faculty mentor is Claire Zimmerman, associate professor of architectural history and theory.

Yurii Kaparulin is associate professor in the Department of National, International Law, and Law Enforcement, and director of the Raphael Lemkin Center for Genocide Studies at Kherson State University. He studies the history and law of Eastern Europe, with particular interests in Holocaust and genocide studies, human rights, crimes against humanity, and political repression in the Soviet Union and during World War II. His research has been published in The Ideology and Politics Journal; Colloquia Humanistica; City History, Culture, Society; and BBC News Ukraine. In 2018-19, he held a research fellowship at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, participating in the Initiative on Ukrainian-Jewish Shared History and the Holocaust in Ukraine. He has also held fellowships at Yahad-In Unum in Paris, France (2019), and at New Europe College in Bucharest, Romania (2021-22). Dr. Kaparulin is currently working on a monograph entitled “Between Soviet Modernization and the Holocaust: Jewish Agrarian Settlements in the Southern Ukraine (1924-1948).” In 2022, he continued his research work during a fellowship at the Center for Holocaust Studies, Institute for Contemporary History in Munich. Together with Les Kasyanov (photographer, director, member of the Yahad-in Unum expeditions), Kaparulin is co-director of the documentary films Kalinindorf (2020) and Unknown Holocaust (2021). His U-M faculty mentor is Jeffrey Veidlinger, Joseph Brodsky Collegiate Professor of History and Judaic Studies.

Katerina Sirinyok-Dolgaryova is associate professor and deputy dean of the Department of Journalism at Zaporizhzhia National University, Ukraine. She holds a Ph.D. in social communications and Master’s degrees with Honors in English philology and international journalism. She focuses on media and information literacy (MIL), global journalism and social media, media education, and quality assurance. She is an expert in accrediting study programs (certified by NAQA, Ukraine and QAA, UK). Dr. Sirinyok-Dolgaryova has experience working as a journalist in Ukraine and the USA. She has participated in several international research and study programs including at Graceland University as part of the UGRAD Program; Southern Illinois University as a Fulbright Visiting Researcher; Utah State University with IREX University Administration Support Program; European University Viadrina with U-LEAD; and in the UK, Sweden, and Poland as an Erasmus+ Fellow. She has experience in teaching and researching such MIL topics as debunking fakes; tackling misinformation, disinformation, malinformation, and propaganda; verification techniques; and fact-checking. Her research interests are global media and journalism, new media, media and information literacy, disinformation, and political communication. As a WCEE Scholars at Risk Fellow, Professor Sirinyok-Dolgaryova will work on the research project “Russia’s War on Ukraine and its coverage in American and Ukrainian mass media: influence on individual and social perceptions.” Her U-M faculty mentor is Pauline Jones, professor of political science.

Kseniya Yurtayeva is an associate professor of the Department of Criminal Law and Criminology of Kharkiv National University of Internal Affairs. She holds a Ph.D. in criminal law, criminology, and criminal-executive law from the State Research Institute of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, and an LL.M. in international and comparative law from Chicago-Kent College of Law. The topic of her dissertation was “The Place of the Commission of Crimes of International Character.” She teaches courses in criminal law, criminology, and cybercrime prosecution. Professor Yurtayeva is also a certified trainer of the National School of Judges of Ukraine and a developer of the course in cybersecurity and human rights in cyberspace for judiciary candidates. As a WCEE Scholars at Risk Fellow, Professor Yurtayeva will work on the research project “Cyberaggression as a Method Applied in Contemporary Warfare.” Her U-M faculty mentor is John Ciorciari, professor of public policy.