Yuri is the co-founder and the Director of the Center. He is a historian, Ph.D. (Candidate of historical science, 2012). The title of the dissertation: “Nazi Genocide of the Ukrainian Jews in the Military-Administered Area (1941-1943)“. He graduated from the V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University (History of Ukraine). Master of History (2008). Today he works as a lecturer for the Institute of Oriental Studies and International Relations “Kharkiv Collegium”. He is a Research Fellow Yahad In Unum.
Area of studies: History of the Holocaust, Ukrainian-Jewish relations, Collaboration in Eastern Europe, History of right radical movements in Europe in 1920s-1940s.
Dr. Artem Kharchenko
Artem is the co-founder and project coordinator at the Center. He is a historian, Ph.D. (candidate of science, 2012). His thesis dedicated to merchant family of Kharkiv province. He graduated from the University of Kharkiv (Master of History, 2008). He works as an associate professor (docent) at the Department of Political History at the National Technical University “Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute”. Participant of international projects devoted to Jewish history and heritage, including “Jewish heritage in Belarus and Ukraine: presentation, education, popularization”. Scholarship of the Rothschild Foundation (study of Jewish communities in Eastern Ukraine), DAAD scholarship (Research Stays for University Academics and Scientists, Project: “Jewish community in the space of Russian Imperial city: Kharkiv, 1859-1914)“, HREC Research grant (Project: “Forcible Transfers of Children in USSR (Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic): 1928-1935“).
Area of studies: Social History, Jewish Studies, Genocide Studies, Holodomor Studies, Holocaust Studies.
Oleksii is the co-founder and project coordinator at the Center. He is the doctoral candidate at the University of St. Gallen and the associate fellow of the Doctoral Program “Austrian Galicia and its Multicultural Heritage” at the University of Vienna. Thesis title: “Transmigration of Russian Jews in Galicia in the Late Imperial Period“. Oleksii is the research assistant for the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of St. Gallen and the editor of the online open access Journal “Euxeinos. Governance and Culture in the Black Sea Region” (published by the Center for Governance and Culture in Europe at the University of St.Gallen)
Since May 2014, he has been the researcher and assistant for the Urban Media Archive at the Center for Urban History of East Central Europe in Lviv.
Research interests: Migration history, Borderland studies, history of nationalism, history of the “Jewish question” and anti-Semitism, new imperial history.
Anna Chebotarova (née Susak) is the co-founder and member of the Center. Anna is the research assistant of Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schmid at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Sankt Gallen University (Switzerland) and the coordinator of international research network “Ukrainian Regionalism” initiative. She is a Ph.D. candidate at the Graduate School for Social Research, Polish Academy of Sciences and is affiliated with the Center for Urban History in East-Central Europe (Lviv, Ukraine). She obtained MA in Sociology and Social Anthropology from the Central European University (Budapest, Hungary) and MA in History and Sociology from Ivan Franko Lviv National University (Lviv, Ukraine).
Her research interests include collective memory, Jewish heritage in East-Central Europe, Holocaust memory, heritage studies, qualitative methods of sociological research.
Dr. Ihor Dvorkin
Ihor is the co-founder and a member of the Center. He is the Candidate of historical sciences (Ph.D. in history). Since 2008 is working at the Department of Political History of National Technical University “Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute” (NTU “KPI”). In 2005 he graduated from History Department of Vasil Karazin Kharkiv National University. In 2005 – 2008 р. was a postgraduate student at the department of political history of NTU “KPI”. In 2009 defended his Ph.D. thesis on Ukrainian museums in the XIX-early XX century.
Research interests: historical museology, nation-building process, inter-ethnic relations.
Dr. Svіtlana Telukha
Svіtlana is a member of the center, historian, Ph.D. (candidate of historical sciences). In 2005 she was graduated from the School of History at the V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University. In 2011 she defended the Ph.D. thesis on the theme “Church-administrative and public-political activity of Metropolitan Anthony (Khrapovitsky) in the Kharkiv diocese (1914-1918)”. Svitlana works as Associate Professor for the Department of Ukrainian Studies, Culturology and History of Science at the National Technical University “Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute”. Participant in various international projects, schools, seminars, conferences focusing on memory studies, gender studies, trauma, resettlement, and genocide.
Her research interests include the field of Historical memory, Gender studies, Social history, Trauma studies, the history of the Catastrophe, Genocide studies and Resettlement.