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Oleh Kotsyuba

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Manager of Publications, Ukrainian Research Institute, Harvard University (HURI)

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As manager of publications at Harvard's Ukrainian Research Institute, Oleh Kotsyuba directs a publications program that includes scholarly monographs and translations, as well as Harvard Ukrainian Studies, a peer-reviewed journal that publishes articles, documents, reviews, and scholarly discussions in all fields of Ukrainian studies.

Dr. Kotsyuba's own research focuses on literature that struggles to come to terms with the experience of living in authoritarian contexts, focusing primarily on 20th-century and contemporary Russian, Ukrainian, and East European literatures and cultures. His dissertation offered a radical revision of the strategies that culture employs to evade the demands imposed by oppressive regimes on art and artists. His study of the works of Ukrainian and Russian writers of the Soviet period broke new ground in reconstructing the conditions of cultural and political transformations in the late Soviet Union.