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Peer-Reviewed Books

Monograph. Manuscript for my second monograph with University of Toronto Press is under contract and in progress.


Anthology. Freedom Taking Place: War, Women and Culture at the Intersection of Ukraine, Poland, and Belarus.

                    Vernon Press, 2023. Link here

                    Jessica Zychowicz, Editor and contributing author

                    Oksana Briukhovetska (Secondary, Magdalena Furmanik-Kowalska (The Polish       

                    Institute of World Art Studies, Poland; Fundacja Art & Modern), Małgorzata Jankowska (Academy of Fine Arts

                    Gdańsk, Poland), Olga Plakhotnik (Ethnology Institute of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine; Greifswald

                    University, Germany), Maria Mayerchyk (National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Ukraine),

                    Svitlana Biedarieva (Kennan Institute Wilson Center; George Washington University),

                    Kateryna Iakovlenko (; University College London SSEES),

                    Joanna Dobkowska-Kubacka (University of Łódź, Poland), Veranika Laputska (Graduate School for Social

                    Research, Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland),

                    Antonina Stebur (; The International Coalition of Cultural Workers Against the War in Ukraine;

                    Universität der Künste Berlin, Germany; European College of Liberal Art, Minsk, Belarus),

                    Nataliya Tchermalykh (University of Geneva, Switzerland), Jessica Zychowicz (Fulbright Ukraine; Institute of

                    International Education Kyiv office, Ukraine), Agnieszka Graff (American Studies Center, University of Warsaw)                      Natallia Paulovich (Independent Researcher, Warsaw, Poland), Iryna Shuvalova (University of Oslo).

Monograph. Superfluous Women: Art, Feminism, and Revolution in Twenty-First Century Ukraine. Univ. of Toronto Press, 2020.

                       New Edition in Poland, Kobiety zbędne: Sztuka, feminizm, i rewolucja w Ukrainie XXI wieku,

                                    forthcoming 2023 on Museum of Modern Art Warsaw & Karakter Press Kraków.

                       New Ukrainian Edition, forthcoming 2024 on Krytyka Books & Revolution of Dignity Maidan Museum.


                       Author Interview on Receiving the Book Prize for Slavic Studies at MLA: Modern Languages Association

                                  and ASEEES: Association for Slavic, E European, Eurasian Studies. 2021, here. 

                       See among "10 Books for Understanding Ukraine," here

           Book Awards for Superfluous Women:

                      - Recipient of the MLA: Modern Language Association Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for

                               Slavic Studies Honorable Mention 2021, here.  (This book is the first title pertaining to Ukraine

                               to win this award in any category since the prize began in 1996)

                     - Recipient of the American Association of Ukrainian Studies Prize, 2022, here.

                     - Recipient of the ASEEES: Association of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies

                               Harvard Omelijan Pritsak Prize for Ukrainian Studies Honorable Mention 2021, here. 

                     - Shevchenko Scientific Society of Canada book grant, 2019.                  

                     - Canadian Society of Ukrainian Studies book grant, 2019.

           Reviews of Superfluous Women


                      - Reviewed by Sasha Razor for the Society of Historians of Eastern European, Eurasian, and Russian 

                         Art and Architecture (SHERA): Spring 2021. here.

                      - Reviewed by Mayhill C. Fowler for The Russian Review 80 (4) October 2021. here.

                      - Reviewed by Halyna Kohut for Die Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte [Journal of Art History] (85) 2022: 569-73. here

                      - Reviewed by Kateryna Iakovlenko for Дорослий погляд на світ. Fall 2021. here.

                      - Reviewed by Emily Channell-Justice for H-Ukraine Reviewshere.

                      - Reviewed by Halya Vrublevska for KRYTYKA Journal November 2021. here.            

                      - Reviewed by Vira Sachenko for KULT (Issue 64). International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture,

                        University of Giessen, Germany. December 2021. here.

                      - Reviewed by Irina Genova at New Bulgarian University, Institute of Art Studies, Sofia for

                        ASPASIA: The International Yearbook of Central, Eastern and Southeastern European Women's

                        and Gender History. Vol. 15 (1), 2021, pp. 205-207. here.

My monograph Superfluous Women: Feminism, Art, and Revolution in 21st c. Ukraine (U-Toronto Press, 2020) explores the gender politics and new forms within emerging Ukrainian artists' distinctive visual citations of past canonical works in 19-20th century Slavic and Soviet literature, painting, and photography. Analyzing firsthand interviews, visual art, literature, official speeches and other material, I demonstrate how several contemporary collectives in Kyiv have put the human body at the center of wide transformations taking place within and across two revolutions in the 2000s. The controversial term "feminism" is partially a product of its difficult translation across cultural contexts, especially the old Cold War divides as they are challenged and renegotiated by intellectuals and activists transatlantically. While individuals and groups in my study argue for a range of causes tied to gender and to sexuality, my project’s central concern is the body as an ideological site which evolves through social interactions taking place in public aesthetic exchanges, and how image and text come to acquire historical meaning.

I trace points of connection between several artists' works past and present who are experimenting with the grammar of postcommunism; in particular, the legacies of the early European avant-gardes, socialist realism, and postmodernism wherever these discourses come to bear upon concepts of censorship, autonomy, and progress. I employ critical theories of democracy with methods from anthropology and new media in order to trace a narrative that bridges prior local and global dialogues with new perspectives in transnational civic vocabularies on gender and human rights.

The book was most recently reviewed by Sasha Razor (UCLA) for the Society of Historians of Eastern Europe, Eurasian, and Russian Art & Architecture; the review can be accessed here.


Peer-Reviewed Research Articles and Chapters 

Chapter. "From 'The Woman Question' and 'The Ukraine Question' to Self-Determination:

                  Revisiting 1920s-30s Mass Politics, Revolution, and War in the Twenty-First Century."

                  In Art and Self-Determination: A Reader upon the international exhibition

                  100 Years of Self-Determination: A Global Perspective. Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA): Dublin, 2023.

Chapter. "Anti-discrimination, Anti-disinformation, and Human Rights in Early Civic Documentations

                 of the Ukraine-Russia War.” In Post-Soviet Women: New Challenges and Ways to Empowerment,

                 edited by Ann-Mari Sätre, Yulia Gradskova and Vladislava Vladimirova. Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 2023.

Chapter. "A New Dawn at the Centennial of Suffragism: Artistic Representation in Transeuropean and Transatlantic Kyiv."

                In Contemporary Ukrainian and Baltic Art: Political and Social Perspectives, 1991-2021.

                Ed. Svitlana Biedarieva. New York and Berlin: Columbia University Press with Ibidem-Verlag, 2021.

Chapter. J. Zychowicz and N. Tschermalykh. "FEMEN and Pussy Riot's Global Trajectories in Law, Society, and Culture" in

                The Routledge Handbook to Gender in Central-Eastern Europe and Eurasia, 

                Eds. Janet E. Johnson, Mara Lazda, Katalin Fabian. Routledge Press, 2021.

                 Award recipient of the 2022 AWSS Heldt Prize

                 in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Women’s and Gender Studies, Link here.

                Review:  "This timely and thorough reference collection is an essential guide to gender studies scholarship

                on postcommunist Europe and Eurasia. The editors gathered the highest caliber experts in the field to         

                explicate the debates on gender in this diverse region, and to examine key topics, from methodology, to 

                ideology, to intriguing empirical research on women’s organizing, everyday life, and gender-related policy   

                before, during and after communist party rule. This engaging and comprehensive volume will be indispensable

                for anyone undertaking research on gender in the region, whether a novice or an advanced scholar long 

                steeped in the subject. Rather than applying an 'add women and stir' approach, the contributors examine

                the political, economic, social, cultural and legal systems that create and enforce gender norms, revealing 

                the ineluctable centrality of gender to our understanding of politics." 

                                          - Valerie Sperling, Professor of Political Science, Clark University, author of Sex, Politics and Putin.  

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 (

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. 

Article. "Navigating the Public Sphere in an Era of Misinformation." Eds. Victoria Donovan, James Rann,

               Darya Tsymbalyuk. Slavic Studies Collection - Slavic Studies Goes Public: Who? What? Why? Where? When?
               Modern Languages Open. University of Liverpool. July 14 2021.

Article. Co-authored with Olesya Khromeychuk, Tamara Martsenyuk, and Emily Channell-Justice.

              “Ukraine (finally) Treats Women's Activism Seriously.” The Ukrainian Quarterly Summer 2021 (2): 47-54.

Curatorial Text. Artist/images: Nikita Kadan, Curator/text: Jessica Zychowicz

                   "Art in a Conflicted World" hosted by Schloss Wiepersdorf Cultural Foundation

                   with German Federal Foreign Office. Publication on DCV Books, Berlin, 2021.

                   Link to virtual artist-curator talk.

Article.   "Ukraine Hosts Most Successful LGBTQ Event in the Nation's History But New Challenges Appear."

                 Kennan Institute. August 2, 2019.


Review.  "A Dans Macabre in the Time of the Pandemic." Review of the Exhibit At the Front Line: Ukrainian Art, 2013-2019. 

                 in IMAGINATIONS: Revue D'études interculturelles de L'Image / Journal of Cross-Cultural Image Studies.

                 January 2021.

Interview for the Fearless Project, by Dr. Tamara Martsenyuk (Kyiv-Mohyla Academy) at Gender in Detail

                  [Гендер в деталях], June 17, 2020. 

Article. Кутуєв П.В., Єнін М., Зихович Дж., Куровська Г.В. «Соціологічна наукова діяльність та стратегії вибору

               дослідницької темі у фокусі теоретичних рефлексій.» ВІСНИК: Національного технічного університету 

               України Київський політехнічний інститут імені Ігоря Сікорського. Політологія. Соціологія. Право.

               3(47). 2020: 6-19.

Article. "To Walk The Line While (Re)Drawing It: Aesthetic-Political Transformation in Formerly Occupied East Ukraine."
               Donbas Studies Project. IZOLATSIYA, August 2020.


Chapter. "Against Form: Composition and Medium in the Works of Bruno Schulz and Nikita Kadan."

                (Un)Named / (Не)означені, by the Artist Nikita Kadan. Curator Sofia Dyak. Center for Urban History, Lviv, Ukraine,

                November, 2017; The Museum of Odessa Modern Art, November 2018; National Art Museum of Ukraine, 2019.

Article. "We Outsiders: Virginia Woolf and Feminism in Global Perspective." KORYDOR, February 5, 2019.

              Ми, Аутсайдерки: Вірджинія Вулф і фемінізм у глобалній перспективі.

Chapter. The Idea of the Avant Garde - And What It Means Today Vol. 2. Ed. Marc James Léger. University of Chicago Press

              and Intellect Books.    Vol 2 Exhibition & Seminar at NEME Gallery 2019.   Download Vol. 1.

Chapter. Transgressive Women in Modern Russian and East European Cultures: From the Bad to the Blasphemous.

             Eds. Beth Holmgren, Yana Hashamova, Mark Lipovetsky. Routledge Press, 2016.

Forward to Shifting Landscapes: Ukrainian Art Between Revolution and War. Natalyia Tchermalykh, Ed. Kyiv, New York, 

             Montréal: Rodovid Books; Galerie Pangée, 2015.

Article. "Performing Protest: Femen, Nation, and the Marketing of Resistance."

              Journal of Ukrainian Politics and Society (1), April 2015.

Article. "Pussy Riot Arrest at Sochi Reinforces their Cult Status." The Conversation. February 18, 2014.

Article. Two Bad Words: Femen and Feminism in Independent Ukraine. The Anthropology of East Europe Review,

             I-U Bloomington: Fall 2011.

Book Reviews in peer-reviewed academic journals

Book Review. The Ukrainian Night: An Intimate History of Revolution, by Marci Shore. Yale University Press, 2017;

             in EWJUS: East West Journal for Ukrainian Studies: Vol. VI, No. 2 (2019).

Book Review. "Dilemma and Knowledge, A Review of Reimagining Utopias: Theory and Method for Educational

             Research in Post-Socialist Contexts."

             by Iveta Silova, Noah W. Sobe, Alla Korzh and Serhiy Kovalchuk (Eds.) Sense Publishers 2017;

             in Comparative International Education Journal (CIE) 2018.

Book Review. Poor But Sexy: Culture Clashes in Europe East and West, by Agata Pyzik, Croyden UK: Zero Books, 2014;

             in Slavic & East European Journal. American Association of Teachers of Slavic & East European Languages, Feb 2015.


Book Review. Democracy Assistance from the Third Wave: Polish Engagement in Belarus and Ukraine, by Paulina

             Pospieszna, U of Pitt Press, 2014; in H-Net Reviews, 2016.


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Literary Translations

Essays. Kateryna Mishchenko and Miron Zownir, Ukrainian Night. Ed. Jana Fuchs. Berlin: Spector Books, March 2015. 

              (Reviewed by The Guardian UK, "What's the Pink Panther Doing in Ukraine? by Chris Campion).


Essays. Natalyia Tchermalykh, Ed. Shifting Landscapes: Ukrainian Art Between Revolution and War. Kyiv, New York, Montréal: Rodovid Books; Galerie Pangée, 2016.


Essays. The Book of Kyiv. Ed. Kateryna Mishchenko. Kyiv: Medusa; Prostory; Visual Culture Research Center, 2015.

Poetry. Taras Fedirko, Poems.  Absinthe Journal of Translation: Precarious Europe. Ann Arbor: U of Michigan, Fall/Winter 2014/15.


Poetry/Prose. Dmitry Levitsky, The Blue Bus, A Play; Anastasiya Afanasyevna, Snow; Taras Fedirko, Hand, Attempt at a Chronology. Documenting Maidan.

              Eds. Yevgenia Belorusets, Nelia Vakhovska, and Nataliya Tchermalykh, Eds. ProStory Literary Journal: The Maidan Issue (8), Feb. 2014.

Selected Talks and Presentations: Invited Talks at  Universities & Museums; and Presentations at Public/Professional Associations (NGOs) 

Panelist. "Students and Scholars at Risk: Solidarity with Ukraine." Institute of International Education (IIE) & Poland National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA).

                                        NAFSA: Association of International Educators. Washington, D.C. In person. May 30-June 2, 2023.

Delegate. Global Fulbright Directors Conference. U.S. Dept. of State, Washington D.C. In-person. May 24-28, 2023.

Delegate. Europe Fulbright Directors Conference. Hosted by U.S.-Czech Commission. Prague, Czech Republic. In-person. May 1-7, 2023.

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

Opening Keynote Lecture. "From A War of Images to an Image of War: Artistic Representation in Ukraine 2000s to Today."

                                                 IMMA: Ireland Museum of Modern Art Annual International Summer School. Dublin, Ireland. June 20, 2022. here.

Leader of Seminar at Ukrainicum: Greifswald University Summer School,"Thinking Under Bombing: Feminism, Gender, Queer" Greifswald, Germany.

​                                         Jessica Zychowicz (Kyїv/Warszawa/U.S.): Power, Intellectuals, War: Women on Violence in Ukraine                                       

                                         Maria Mayerchyk (Kyїv/Greifswald): Genealogies of Ukrainian Feminisms

                                         Olga Plakhotnik (Kharkiv/Greifswald): Sexuality, Citizenship, and War

                                         Darya Tsymbalyuk (Mykolaїv/ St. Andrews): Feminist Approaches to working with Contexts of War and Displacement

                                         Kseniia Gatskova (Regensburg): Gender Inequality in Ukraine: Labour Market in Focus

                                         Olenka S. Dmytryk (Cambridge): Aside from the Norm: Artistic Sexual/Gender Dissent and Social Formations in Ukraine

                                         Guest speakers: nadiya chushak (Kyїv/Lviv), Yulia Serdyukova (Kyїv), Myroslav Slaboshpytskyi (Kyїv/Vienna), Vadym Yakovlev (Odesa/Lviv)

                                         Keynote: Cynthia Enloe (U.S.)     

                                         August 8 - 20, 2022  Program here.


Co-Leader of Workshop: Women in Ukraine in Times of Protest and War, organized by Professor Ann-Mari Sätre (Economics / Dir. of Research, IRES)

                                            "Women's Activism and Artistic Engagements with the War in Ukraine's Donbas since 2014," Jessica Zychowicz

                                            "Valkyries and Madonnas: Women's Representation and Agency During the Russo-Ukrainian War," Kateryna Boyko

                                            IRES: Inst. for Russian and Eurasian Studies; Dept. of Cultural Anthropology; Uppsala Forum on Democracy, Peace and Justice,

                                             all three at Uppsala University; and the Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES) at Södertörn University. May 12, 2022.

Roundtable Member: "Ukrainian Artists, Activists, and Personal Experiences of Fighting the Hybrid War Since 2013," with Olha Martynyuk and Mykola Ridnyi.

                         University of Texas Austin, March 31, 2022. here.

Roundtable Member: "Russia-Ukraine: The Crisis and Stakes" with Dr. Volodymyr Dubovyk, Assoc. Professor of International Relations and Dir. of Center for

                         International Studies, Odessa I. I. Mechnikov National University (Ukraine); Andrian Prokip, Dir. of the Energy Program at the Ukrainian Institute for

                         the Future and Senior Associate at the Kennan Institute; Dr. Yuri Zhukov, Assoc. Professor of Political Science and Research Assoc. Professor with

                         the Center for Political Studies. 

                         University of Michigan-WCEE: Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies. February 4, 2022. Organizer: Dr. Genèvieve Zubrzycki, Dir. WCEE. here

Invited Lecture. "From the Revolution of Dignity to War: Critical Art Practices and Gender in Ukraine since 2013," University of Dresden. 

                         April 25, 2022. Organizer: Dr. Klavdia Smola (History).

Roundtable Member. "Thoughts from a Board Member: H-Ukraine and its Future" on Roundtable: H-Ukraine: Promoting the Diversity of Ukrainian Studies

                          in Digital Humanities with: Steven Seegel; Amber N. Nickell; John Vsetecka; Iryna Skubii; Nataliya Shpylova-Saeed; Kimberly Marie St. Julian Varnon.
                          ASEEES, New Orleans, November 18-21, 2021.


Panel Discussion. “Art Taking Place: Contemporary Cultural Production in/between Ukraine and Russia”

                          ICCEEES: International Council for Central European and East European Studies. World Congress. Montréal, August 4-9, 2021.

Panel Discussion. "Feminism in the Art World" with Oksana Briukhovetska, Kateryna Iakovlenko, and Oksana Dovgopolova. Kyiv, America House, March 31, 2021. Link.

Panel Discussion. "Thirty Years of Women's Activism in Ukraine," with Dr. Olesya Khromeychuk (Ukraine Institute London), Dr. Tamara Martsenyuk (Kyiv-Mohyla Academy)                                 and Dr. Emily Channell-Justice (HURI). Hosted by Ukrainian Institute London and HURI: Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute.

                           March 8, 2021 VIDEO. / Description.


Virtual Book Launch. Superfluous Women: Feminism, Art, and Revolution in Twenty-First Century Ukraine. Discussants: Dr. Matthew Kott (History, Uppsala);
                 Dr. Nataliya Tchermalykh (Anthropology, U-Geneva); Dr. Ann-Mari Sätre (Economics, Uppsala).

                 IRES: Institute for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Uppsala University, Sweden. March 2, 2021.

Invited Lecture. Annual Palij Lecture on Ukraine at University of Kansas Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies.

                 "State of the Field: New Transatlantic Research on Culture, Gender and Activism in Ukrainian Studies." February 18, 2021. 

Invited Lecture. "Transnational Texts and Contexts for 'No Wave Feminism' : A Workshop."            

                   Universität Würzburg, Germany, Gender Forum & Winter School "Gender und Protest," February 22-24, 2021.

Interview, by Karoline Gil, Deputy Head of Department/Head of Section at IFA (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen)

                  in Stuttgart, Germany. Link to VIDEO.

Book Talk. U.S. Fulbright Office, Kyiv Ukraine. Discussants: Oxanna Briukhovetska, Dr. Mayhill C. Fowler,

                  Dr. Tamara Martsenyuk, Peter Bejger. November 11, 2020. Link to VIDEO.

Interview for New Books Network, by Steven Seegel. October 16, 2020. Link to PODCAST.

Panelist. "A Politics of Everyday Life: Transnational Divides and Cohesion in Women's and Pride Marches." 

              Gender and Activism in Russia and Ukraine (2000s to Today).

               ASEEES Convention, November 5-8, 2020. Link to PROGRAM.

Roundtable Member. " 'Counter/Insurgencies for Unmaking the Vulnerable Female Subject: War and Rebellion in Soviet and

             Contemporary Ukrainian Art." ASEEES Convention, November 5-8, 2020. Link to PROGRAM.

Invited Public Talk. "Frame Work: Ethnographic Method for Visual Research." Part of the program of the Summer School "Landscape As Monument"
             in the Donbas Studies Initiative. Organized by IZOLYATSIA Platform for Cultural Initiatives with Ukraine Cultural Foundation (UCF).

              Lychychansk, Ukraine. September 10, 2020.  Link to VIDEO.


Invited Public Talk. Museum Public Program. Exhibit: “At the Front Line: Ukrainian Art 2013-2019,” curated by Svitlana Biedarieva and Ania Deikun.

             OSEREDOK Ukrainian Cultural and Educational Centre, Winnipeg, Canada. August 16, 2020.

Panelist. "IS THERE ROOM FOR CULTURE? Challenges of Ukraine's Nascent Cultural Diplomacy Today" Discussion hosted at Harvard Ukraine Research Institute,

             June 11, 2020. LINK to VIDEO.

Talk. "Gender and Revolution in Ukraine" IRES: Institute for Russian and East European Studies, Uppsala University, Sweden. September 17, 2019.


Panelist. “Performing Injustice: The Body as a Site of Justice.” Canadian Anthropology Society (CAS) Annual Conference, Vancouver, November 23-24, 2019.


Panelist. “Advances in the Study of Memory and International Politics: Case Studies from Poland and Ukraine,” EISA: European International Studies Association

              13th Annual Pan-European Conference on International Relations, Sofia Bulgaria, September 11-14, 2019.

Roundtable Presenter. “On the CUSP: The Study of Contemporary Ukraine in Canada-U.S.-

            Ukraine Dialogue”  &  Panelist. “Contested Histories, Divided Loyalties, Uncertain Futures: Gender, Religion, and Identity in Soviet and Contemporary Ukraine.”

            ASEEES, San Francisco, November 2019.

Invited Public Talk. "Which Revolution: Ukraine Five Years Later. Democracy in the Context of Regime Change and Presidential Elections" with former U.S. Diplomat and

            Media Advisor Mark E. Dillen at the University of Michigan. Sponsors: U-M CREES and Slavic Studies, April 4, 2019.

Invited Talk. A Story of the Transatlantic Women's Movement. International Women's History Month Speaker Series at the University of Arkansas.

            Sponsors: History and Department of Gender Studies, and Modern Languages. March 28, 2019.


History Lunch Lecture Series. University of Alberta, Department of History. March 20, 2019.

Public Talk: "Revolution and Art in 21st Century Ukraine," CUSP: Contemporary Ukraine Studies Program. January 21, 2019, Edmonton.

           Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, University of Alberta, Canada. LINK to VIDEO.

Public Talk. "Against Form: Composition, Medium, and Sexual Violence in the Works of Bruno Schulz and Nikita Kadan." Nov. 16, 2018, Odesa.

            The Museum of Odesa Modern Art. Exhibit: (Un)Named. Nov.-Dec. 2018 curated by Sasha Tryanova. Nov.-Dec. 2017 curated by Sofia Dyak

            at Center for Urban History, Lviv Nov. 2017  and the National Museum of Ukrainian Art (NaMU). LINK to PROGRAM. 


Public Talk. "We, Outsiders: Virginia Woolf and Feminism in Global Perspective." November 15, 2018, Kyiv. Exhibit: A Space of One's Own. Oct. 30 2018-Jan. 6 2019.

            curated by Tatiana Kochubinska and Tanya Zhmurko at PinchukArtCentre. LINK to PROGRAM.

Broadcast. "Reimagining Utopias: Art and Politics in 21st century Ukraine," Conversation with Author Jessica Zychowicz and Artist Maria Kulikowska.

              for SUITE 212, Host: Juliet Jacques, author of Trans (Verso 2017). Izolatsiya Cultural Platform. Kyiv. August 2019. LINK.

Public Talk. “Law & Civic Education: U.S. Student Civic Programs as Potential Models for Ukraine.” American Studies Conference on Constitutional Law.

             August 31, 2018. America House & U.S. Department of State, Kyiv, Ukraine.

Public Talk. “New Directions in Art as Critical Research in Post-Maidan Ukraine - Yevgenia Belorusets & Jessica Zychowicz.” July 19, 2018. America House, Kyiv, Ukraine.  LINK.

Chair. “Perspectives on Diversity: A Dialogue on Rights, Identities, Law, and Culture,” U.S. Fulbright 25th Anniversary Roundtable on Global Human Rights.

              International Association for the Humanities-MAG Conference. Ukrainian Catholic University, June 27-28, 2018, Lviv, Ukraine.


Public Talk. U.S. Fulbright Scholar Capstone Lecture, “Adventures in Cybernetics: From OGAS and Arpanet to the Brave New World.” April 30, 2018. Fulbright Office Kyiv. LINK.

Designed, Organized, and Hosted: "Critical Contexts of the Ukraine Conflict: Uncommon Perspectives." University of Toronto, April 1, 2016.  LINK TO PROGRAM

Lecture. "Lenin Goes Down, Art Comes Up: The Evolution of Space and Image," Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute.

              Reviewed by Grace Mahoney August 3, 2016. here. 

Public Talk. "New Publics/Counterpublics: Perspectives on Identity and Civil Rights in U.S.-Ukrainian Affairs - Terrell Jermaine Starr & Jessica Zychowicz"

           Jan. 4, 2018. Fulbright Office Kyiv. LINK.

Chair. Panel: "Revisiting Soviet Ukrainian Culture: Architecture, Film, and Literature." Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, Chicago, 2017.

"Why Art Now? Kyiv Artists' Visual Narratives of Identity, Gender, and Conflict in Ukraine." Gender and Transformation in Europe Speaker Series. N.Y.U. Center for European

            and Mediterranean Studies. March 11, 2016.

Post-Maidan Ukraine: Nation, Discourse, and Society Roundtable, Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute, July 19, 2017.

"Perspectives on Empowerment: Women in Ukraine," International Women's Month, Peace Corps Headquarters, Washington D.C. March 2017.

"Re-Designing Cultural Institutions in Ukraine: Museums and New Media." 12th Annual Danyliw Research Seminar on Contemporary Ukraine, U-Ottawa, Nov. 2016.

"Re-Thinking Postcoloniality After Maidan: New Media and Gender Regimes in Ukraine," Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute, Boston,  July 2016.

"The Post-Soviet Museum: Image, Text, Fragment." Kyiv Polytechnic Institute. Conference: The Historical Sociology of Civilizations: Modernity Between Democracy

            and Inequality, Kyiv, May 2017.

"The Data of Life Writing: Gender, Race, and the Digital," Panel Presentation, Institute for the Humanities Annual Conference, University of Michigan, January 2015.

"New Forms of Public Discourse in Russia and Ukraine," National Women's Studies Association Annual Convention, San Juan, Puerto Rico, November 2014.

"Post-Soviet Museum Development: Cultural and Historical Commodity in Ukraine." Annual Southern Conference in Slavic Studies, Atlanta, April 2014.

"New Research Methodologies for Understanding Feminism(s)," Conference: Post-Soviet Nations: Current Challenges and New Approaches to Research,"

             European Humanities University and History Department of St. Petersburg Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg, Russia, May 2013.

"Women and Leadership in China, India, and Ukraine," Panel Presentation, University of Michigan Institute for the Humanities, Ann Arbor, March 2012.

"International Women's Day Centenary: Global Perspectives on the History of the Holiday," Co-Presentation with Dr. Elena Gapova. Center for Russian, East European,

              and Eurasian Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, March 8, 2011.

"Prus, Dostoevsky, and 19th c. Polish-Russian Relations," Annual Southern Association for Slavic Studies, University of Florida, March 2010.

"The Dzyga Cafe in Lviv Ukraine: A Look at Creative Publics and Intellectual Commitments to Post-Transition Culture." Annual Mid-Atlantic Association for Slavic Studies

              Conference, The New School, N.Y.C., April 2008. 

Selected Critical Texts and Press Articles

Article. "Thirty Years of Women's Activism in Ukraine," by Jessica Zychowicz, Olesya Khromeychuk, Tamara Martsenyuk, Emily Channell-Justice.   
                 The Ukrainian Quarterly (2) Summer 2021.  Public talk held by Ukrainian Institute London and Harvard on March 8, 2021.

Podcast Series. "Slavic Studies Goes Public: Creating an ECR Network in the Public Humanities." University of St. Andrews, Scotland. March 2021.

Curatorial Text. Artist: Nikita Kadan, Curator: Jessica Zychowicz

                   "Art in a Conflicted World" hosted by Schloss Wiepersdorf Cultural Foundation with the Germany Federal Foreign Office.

                   Publication on DCV Books, Berlin, 2021. Link to virtual artist-curator talk.

Invited Lecture Series, with Kalyna Somchynsky “Feminism at the Intersection of Conflict: Contemporary Art in Ukraine.

           ACUA: Alberta Council for Ukrainian Arts. Four Lectures: Oct. 30 and Nov. 30, 2020; Feb. 26 and March 26, 2021.

Public Talk. "Своя кімната: уроки феміністичних та гендерних студій у часи пандемії"

            "A Room of One's Own: Lessons from Feminist and Gender Studies in the Time of the Pandemic." Moderator: Iryna Skubii.

            Series: Україна в глобальному вимірі, UNESCO and Харківський національний технічний університет сільського господарства. March 18, 2021.

Interview about Superfluous Women: Feminism, Art, and Revolution for UkieTube, by William Szuch. Toronto. January 11, 2021.  

Panel discussion. 
"At the Front Line: Ukrainian Art 2013-2019." Exhibit in Mexico City and Oseredok Museum, Winnipeg. August 16, 2020.

Interview. "Why are Americans Interested in Studying Ukraine?"   Voice of America, July 4, 2020.

            [Чому американців цікавлять програми українознавства і чому їх необхідно підтримуват]

"To Walk the Line while (Re)Drawing It: Aesthetic-Political Transformation in Formerly Occupied East Ukraine
            DONBAS STUDIES Interdisciplinary Research Project at IZOLYATSIYA Foundation. June 24 - July 2, 2019.

"Ukraine Hosts Most Successful LGBTQ Event in the Nation's History, but New Challenges Appear."
            Wilson Center & Kennan Institute: Focus Ukraine. August 2, 2019.

Preface to the 2015 Calendar Dedicated to the Maidan Revolution of Dignity, UNWLA Branch 50, 
              Ann Arbor, Michigan. Announced in The Ukrainian Weekly, Jan. 22 2015. 

"The Global Controversy Over Pussy Riot: An Anti-Putin Women's Protest Group in Moscow."

              University of Michigan International Institute Journal (II Journal): Vol. 2, Issue 1. Fall 2012.

"Pussy Riot Arrest at Sochi Reinforces their Cult Status."
The Conversation. February 19, 2014.

              Founding Branch at the U.K. Consortium of 20 Universities.

Member and Contributor to Atlantika Collective of artists, curators, and educators with Mark Isaac,

             Gabriela Bulisova, Todd Forsgren, Maria Shesiuk, Bill Crandall, and Joe Lucchesi.

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