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.
Daryna Dvornichenko is associate professor of law at National University, Odesa Maritime Academy. She received her Ph.D. in political science from Odesa I. Mechnikov National University, where she also earned an M.A. and B.A. in international relations. Professor Dvornichenko additionally earned certificates at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, European Academy of Diplomacy (Warsaw), and British Law Centre. Since 2019, she has been an adviser to the head of Research Institute of Informatics and Law of the National Academy of Legal Sciences of Ukraine. She has been a guest lecturer at the University for Foreigners in Perugia, University of Zagreb, and Ukrainian Catholic University, and is the author of over 40 publications on issues of European integration and gender. In 2021, Dvornichenko was affiliated with the University of Wroclaw as a Kirkland Research Fellow, and in 2022 she completed a year as a Fellow at the German Marshall Fund for the USA doing research on the role of women in politics in Ukraine, Georgia, and Moldova. She is also a founder of “Agents of Change!”—a nongovernmental organization that promotes women’s participation in decision-making and non-formal education in Ukraine. Her U-M faculty mentor is Geneviève Zubrzycki, professor of sociology.
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.
Iryna Sikorska is associate professor of the Department of Sociology at Donetsk State University of Management in Mariupol (displaced to Mariupol in 2014 due to Russian aggression and military conflict in Eastern Ukraine). She holds a Ph.D. in public administration from Donetsk State University of Management, with the dissertation, “The Mechanisms of Enhancement of State Governance of Higher Education in Ukraine in the context of European Integration.” In 2015, she founded the Ukrainian Association of Professors and Researchers of European Integration (APREI), which is a platform for cooperation among academia and civil society to promote European integration processes in Ukraine. Her research interests include European intercultural education policies, intercultural dimensions of internationalization of higher education, and development of intercultural competences in higher education. Her U-M faculty mentor is Geneviève Zubrzycki, professor of sociology.
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.
Anna Taranenko is a senior lecturer in the Department of International Relations at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. She holds a Ph.D. in international relations from the Institute of World Economy and International Relations, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. Taranenko also holds an M.A. in Hispanic studies from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) under the auspices of the Fulbright Graduate Student Program. Her professional experience encompasses work at the International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX), Constitutional Court of Ukraine, ADASTRA think tank, and internships at the Ukrainian Parliament and the Parliament of Canada. Her research interests include foreign policy analysis, conflict resolution, and international security–in particular, cybersecurity, fighting disinformation, and enhancing media literacy. Her U-M faculty mentor is Brian Weeks, associate professor of communication and media.
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.