The two successful applicants for Monash Rudewych PhD Scholarships in Ukrainian Studies have commenced their candidatures.
In late March Mr Denys Shestopalets arrived from Kyiv to commence research on his PhD topic, “Public Religions and Politics in Ukraine, 1991-2015: The Discursive Aspect” (PhD supervisors: Professor Marko Pavlyshyn and Professor Emeritus Gary Bouma).
Denys Shestopalets was born in Luhansk, Ukraine, and studied history at Luhansk Taras Shevchenko National University before receiving his Candidate of Sciences degree at the Ahatanhel Krymskyi Institute of Oriental Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.
Prior to coming to Monash Denys Shestopalets worked at the Department of Religious Studies of the Hryhorii Savych Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy, also at the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. An author of a number of scholarly articles in the field of religious studies, he was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Michigan in 2009-2010.
Ms Olha Shmihelska commenced her PhD candidature in May. Her topic is “The Rights of Ukrainian Migrant Workers: National Identity and Belonging” (PhD supervisors: Professor Marko Pavlyshyn and Dr Heli Askola).
Olha Shmihelska holds a Masters degree in Civil Law from Ivan Franko National University in Lviv and further qualifications in commercial and trade law from the University of Wrocław, Poland. She has worked in the legal sphere in her native city, Ternopil, and in Wrocław. Most recently based in Berlin, Germany, she worked in business administration and was active in the contact networks of recent immigrants from Ukraine. Olha Shmihelska established the online “Bookcrossing Ukraine Berlin” network.
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