Olena Martynyuk (Petro Jacyk Postdoctoral Research Scholar in Ukrainian Studies) was seven months pregnant and living in the U.S. when Russia invaded Ukraine. Her parents are in Ukraine and refuse to evacuate. Listen to her story.
Olena Martynyuk is an art historian with an interest in art theory and philosophy. Her research focuses on Ukrainian and Russian art from the late 20thcentury to the present. She graduated with a Ph.D. in art history from Rutgers University in January 2018.
This episode was written and produced by Masha Udensiva-Brenner and edited by Ann Cooper. Music by Ivan Nebesnyy. Art by Victoria Tentler-Krylov. Editorial help and production assistance from Jordan Waller. Thanks to Marko Andryczyk and Nathan Schiller for feedback on the episode.
About Voices of Ukraine
Since Russia invaded Ukraine, we’ve been hearing a lot of firsthand accounts of lives upended by the war. This podcast features the voices of Harriman community members who are in Ukraine or deeply connected to it. Listen to the trailer, edited by Daniel Alarcón.