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I am Director of Fulbright Ukraine &  

IIE: Institute of International Education Kyiv.
For a recent press overview of the history of IIE since 1919 in light of current events, see here.  

I live in Warszawa/Kyiv. In my daily work, I serve a wide and diverse community of students, scholars, artists, and institutions globally connected to this region of the world. 

For ways to help individuals or institutions impacted by the ongoing war, or to locate help, please get in touch through this site, or at above links. Additional recommended resources are compiled here.

Public Diplomacy.

Ukraine and Poland.

International Education.

Human Rights.

Peace & Conflict.

Women's & Gender Studies.

Comparative Historiography.
Visual Culture.

Recent highlights: 

Invited Keynote Speaker in-person in Dublin at Ireland Museum of Modern Art: 100 Years of Self-Determination, November 9, 10, 11. Link.

Editor and contributing author. Peer-reviewed anthology featuring 15 scholars and two curators from Poland, Ukraine, and Belarus

           on culture in the context of war and women's recent activism for democracy and human rights. Due out on Vernon Press, 2023.


Chapter. " 'As Never Before': The Body and Revolution in the Ukrainian Worlds of Natalka Husar and

                 Lesia Khomenko" in UKRAINIAN CANADIAN VISUAL ART, Eds. John-Paul Himka and

                 Kalyna Somchynsky. Edmonton, U-Alberta: Shevchenko Scientific Society of Canada, 2022. LinkPDF. 

Co-Editor, Special Issue of East West Journal of Ukrainian Studies Vol. 9 No. 2 (2022): "Odesa's Many Frontiers" University of Alberta.

                       Available here: East/West: Journal of Ukrainian Studies (

My peer-reviewed monograph, Superfluous Women: Art, Feminism and Revolution in Twenty-First Century Ukraine, Univ of Toronto Press:
           Polish version due out on Muzeum Sztuki Nowoczesnej Warsaw (Museum of Modern Art Warsaw)

           in partnership with Karakter Press in Kraków, 2022.
           Ukrainian version due out on Krytyka Press, 2023.

More under "Publications & Talks" and below:


Monograph. Superfluous Women: Art, Feminism, and Revolution in Twenty-First Century Ukraine (Univ. of Toronto Press 2021).

More info here.

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Women Artists of 
Ukraine Respond 

to War

August - Dec. 2022

University of Michigan

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Catherina Lisovenko

Exhibition: Link here (additional site to be posted soon).
University of Michigan Inst. for Research on Women & Gender.

Curators: Jessica Zychowicz & Grace Mahoney. Featuring original works by 10 Ukrainian women artists.  August 25 - December 31 2022. Lane Gallery.

Title Image: Ukraine Will Resist by Kinder Album (2022)

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Conference. June 2022.

Co-organizers: Warsaw University, Fulbright Ukraine; Ivano-Frankivsk University

"Ucrainicum" 26th Annual Summer School, Greifswald, Germany, August 2022

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Opening Lecture: "From the Revolution of Dignity to War: Critical Art Practices and Gender in Ukraine since 2013," J. Zychowicz. University of Dresden. Lecture Series, Doing Gender in Eastern European Art

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Opening Lecture. Ireland Museum of Modern Art Summer School 2022. "From a War of Images to an Image of War: Artistic Representation in Poland & Ukraine 2000s to Today."

Full Public Program here