Dr. Zychowicz is currently the 2015-2016 Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto Munk School of Global Affairs' Center for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies in the Petro Jacyk Program for Ukrainian Studies. She recently completed her Ph.D. at the University of Michigan in the Dept. of Slavic Languages and Literatures with affiliation at the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (CREEES), the Institute for Research on Women and Gender (IRWG), and the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, including a certificate in Digital Humanities (GTC). She holds a B.A. in English Literature from the University of California Berkeley and served a full term as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ukraine from 2005-2007. She has recently published peer-reviewed articles featuring her academic research in the Anthropology of East Europe Review, Krytyka: The Journal for Ukrainian Politics and Society, and a chapter in the forthcoming anthology, entitled, Transgressive Women in Modern Russian and East European Cultures: From the Bad to the Blasphemous. She has completed book-length translations, in addition to shorter texts, by contemporary Ukrainian, Russian, and Polish authors. She also writes general audience pieces on current issues in feminism, lqbtq activism, and human rights in the context of global affairs.
Dr. Zychowicz's talk is part of the Gender and Transformation Workshop series.