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Kseniya Yurtayeva

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.

In the 2022-23 academic year as a WCEE Scholars at Risk Fellow, Professor Yurtayeva conducted research work on the topics “Cyberaggression as a Method Applied in Contemporary Warfare” and “Engaging Post-Truth in Shadowing Russian War Crimes.” She also participated in the Midwestern Symposium “Russia and the Future of European Security” (Ann Arbor, USA); and scientific conferences “Cybersecurity in Ukraine: Organizational and Legal Issues” (Odesa, Ukraine), “Russia’s War of Aggression against Ukraine. Challenges of Prosecuting and Documenting War Crimes”  (Berlin, Germany), and “Criminality and Crime Counteraction in Conditions of War: Global, Regional and National Dimensions” (Vinnytsia, Ukraine). Yurtayeva coauthored the textbooks Criminal Law of Ukraine in questions and answers, Increasing Capacity of Law Enforcement Agencies in Overcoming Online Child Abuse, and Problem book in Criminal Law of Ukraine: General and Specific Parts; published the scientific articles “Criminal Liability for Cybercrimes Committed at Time of the Armed Conflict: International Tendencies and Ukrainian Realities” and “Autonomous and Automated Vehicles on the Roads of Ukraine: Prospects of Introducing and Issues of Legal Regulation” (the latter as co-author). During the 2023-24 academic year as a WCEE Scholars at Risk Fellow, Professor Yurtayeva will teach the course “Theory of Hybrid Conflicts in the Context of Russia-Ukraine War.”

Her U-M faculty mentor is Susan D. Page, professor of practice in international diplomacy at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and professor from practice at the Law School.