Oksana Klymenko is a Senior Lecturer at National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy”. Her primary research interest concerns Ukrainian history of the 20th century, memory studies, Soviet society, gender studies, and labour history. The topic of her dissertation was “Constructing the Memory of the New Man in the 1920s–1930s (the case of the Ukrainian Republic)”. She has conducted research at the Ukrainian Research Institute at Harvard University (Cambridge, USA), Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna (Austria). Studying at the doctorate program she received a scholarship in the University of Giessen (Germany) and the Dissertation Research Grant of Shevchenko Scientific Society in the United States of America.
Privatization, Nationalization and Back Again. The Politics of Economic Policy Reversal
Dates in Residence:
September 2022 - June 2024
At Stanford, Paula will be working toward finishing her book project in which she examines the economic policy shifts between privatization and nationalization prompted by the interaction of international economic pressures and domestic politics. Inspired by the experience of her family with three different land property rights regimes in the span of seventy years of Romanian history, in this project she scales the analysis to the whole world and use an original data set of privatizations and nationalizations since 1950 as well as data from my extensive fieldwork in Eastern Europe. This project breaks new ground by studying the privatization and nationalization processes together as two sides of the economic policy coin, as well as through new data collected specifically for the quantitative analysis component of the project
École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHSS)
The History and Memory of Cossack’s Immigration in France (1924-1945)
Dates in Residence:
October 2023 - March 2024
Lydia Kamenoff’s doctoral thesis focuses on the history and memory of the Cossacks in France (1924-1945), an original and central theme to better understand the history of Russian emigration in the twentieth century. Located at the crossroads of military history, social history, the history of anticommunism and memory studies, her Ph.D. thesis aims to provide a better understanding of the first wave of Russian emigration, as well as the history of anti-communism and the West-East clashes that agitated twentieth-century Europe.
The combination of French and American sources will provide the most complete picture possible of the roles and specificities of the Cossacks in emigration to France. Lydia Kamenoff will reconstruct the history and trajectories of the Cossacks who emigrated to France between 1924 and 1945 and examine the manifestations of the ideological struggle of the Cossacks against the Soviets, up to the involvement of some of them in the ranks of the Wehrmacht during the Second World War. Finally, her work will provide important answers for the understanding of memory issues, as she will analyze how Cossacks tried to preserve their identity and maintain their memory abroad.
Dr. Iryna Marchuk is an associate professor of international and criminal law at the Faculty of Law at the University of Copenhagen. Her main research interests lie in the fields of international criminal law, public international law and international dispute settlement. Iryna was previously affiliated with a number of international courts, such as the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, the Special Court for Sierra Leone and the International Criminal Court (ICC). Iryna has published extensively on the subject of Ukraine’s pursuit of accountability in various international fora in response to the Russia-Ukraine war, powerful states’ approaches to international law, international strategic litigation arising out of armed conflict and the theory of international criminal law. Iryna’s scholarly work appeared in the world’s leading journals, such as the Journal of International Criminal Justice, Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, the Journal of International Constitutional Law and Yale Journal of International Affairs. She is currently the Principal Investigator (PI) for the 3-year EASTERNISATION project supported by the Danish Research Fund that traces the trajectory of evolving Russian and Chinese narratives of international law from after the creation of the post-World War II order until modern times.
Iryna has previously consulted the Ukrainian government, including the Ministry of Justice, the Office of the Prosecutor General and the Crimean Prosecutor’s Office on a broad range of issues from strategic litigation arising out of armed conflict to preparation of communications to the ICC. She is currently advising DIGNITY, a leading Danish NGO supported by the Danish MFA, on the development of atrocity crimes documentation standards and practices for its partner institution in Ukraine. Iryna’s research stay at CREEES is generously funded by the Carlsberg Foundation.
Transnational Book Diplomacy beyond the Cultural Cold War: Towards a Socio-Cultural History of the Tamizdat (TAMIZDAT)
Dates in Residence:
November 2023 - March 2025
Ilaria Sicari is a MSCA Postdoctoral Research fellow. Her research project is devoted to the tamizdat (‘published abroad’), a term that refers to Soviet and Eastern European texts unpublished in the Eastern bloc and clandestinely smuggled and published in the West. Being the tamizdat an alternative transnational publishing practice, focusing on the agency of socio-cultural actors (activists of social movements, dissidents, editors, translators, literary agents, critics, diplomats etc.) involved in its production, circulation and reception, it will be possible to outline a comparative intellectual history of the Cultural Cold War in order to demonstrate that state and non-state book diplomacy was fundamental in avoiding the cultural isolation of the two blocs and in promoting the cross-border circulation of knowledge and ideas.
At CREEES Ilaria will carry out her research under the supervision of Professor Norman Naimark and, during her visiting period at Stanford, she plans to realize a geo-spatial digital visualization of data in collaboration with the Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis (CESTA).