Ukrainian Identity Under the Impact of Euromaidan and the War

Thursday, September 24, 2015
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room (1219 IAB, 420 West 118th St.)
Please join the Ukrainian Studies Program at the Harriman Institute, Columbia University for a presentation by Dr. Volodymyr KulykInstitute of Political and Ethnic Studies, National Academy of Science of Ukraine.
Volodymyr Kulyk will examine recent changes in Ukrainian national identity under the impact of the Euromaidan protests and the subsequent Russian aggression. He will demonstrate that national identity has become more salient vis-à-vis other territorial and non-territorial identities. Moreover, the very meaning of belonging to the Ukrainian nation has considerably changed, which primarily manifests itself in the increased alienation from Russia and the greater embrace of Ukrainian nationalism. In addition to perceptions of the Ukrainian population as a whole, Dr. Kulyk will examine differences between preferences of major regional groups.
Volodymyr Kulyk is a head research fellow at the Institute of Political and Ethnic Studies, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. He has also taught at Columbia, Stanford, Kyiv Mohyla Academy and Ukrainian Catholic University as well as having research fellowships at Harvard, Stanford, Woodrow Wilson Center, University College London and other scholarly institutions. His research fields include the politics of language, memory and identity in contemporary Ukraine, language ideologies and media discourse, on which he has widely published in Ukrainian and Western journals and collected volumes. Dr. Kulyk is the author of three books, the latest being Dyskurs ukraїnskykh medii: identychnosti, ideolohiї, vladni stosunky (The Ukrainian Media Discourse: Identities, Ideologies, Power Relations; Kyiv, 2010). Since 2013, he has been serving as Ukraine’s representative in the European Commission against Racism and Inequality.
For more information please contact Dr. Mark Andryczyk at 212-854-4697 or at