is a scholar of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Manager of Publications at Harvard University’s Ukrainian Research Institute, and Chief Online Editor at Krytyka, an independent Ukrainian intellectual journal (www.krytyka.com). Dr. Kotsyuba specializes in Ukrainian, Polish, and Russian 20th century and contemporary literature and culture.
He earned a “Degree of a Specialist“ (equivalent to a B.A. degree plus a professional teacher’s degree) summa cum laude in German as Foreign Language and German Literature, English Language and Literature, and World Literature at the State (now – National) Pedagogical University of Ternopil, Ukraine, in 2002.
In 2006, he graduated from Wayne State University (Detroit, MI) with a Master of Arts degree in English.
In 2008, he earned a Master of Arts degree summa cum laude in Comparative Literature, Computational Linguistics, and Computer Science at Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich, Germany.
In 2015, he earned a Ph.D. in Slavic Languages and Literatures from Harvard University with a dissertation entitled “Rules of Disengagement: Author, Audience, and Experimentation in Ukrainian and Russian Literature of the 1970s and 1980s.”
Dr. Kotsyuba’s research interests include:
- Contemporary Ukrainian literature and culture, especially vis-à-vis Europe and Russia
- Ukrainian and Russian literature in the late Soviet and post-Soviet periods; Polish literature of the socialist period and afterwards
- Literary process in countries under oppressive, socialist, or authoritarian regimes (Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Cuba, Venezuela)
- Colonial and post-colonial studies, concepts of state and nationhood, especially in former republics of the Soviet Union, including Central Asia
- Conceptualizations of literary history in terms of “change,” “disruption,” and “continuity”
- Russian-Ukrainian and Ukrainian-Polish literary, cultural, and political relations
- Soviet literature and film, in particular through the lens of sotsrealism
- Feminist theory and gender studies in Eastern Europe