My research is geared to understanding Ukrainians and Ukrainian Canadians in context of their cultural traditions. My research is typically fieldwork based, and has focused on dance, material culture, wedding traditions, arts and crafts, and a wide variety of expressive forms that link with ethnic identity, particularly in Ukrainian diaspora communities (fieldwork conducted in 12 countries and several continents). I am interested in continuity and change, issues of ethnicity and identity, cultural hybridity and the interactions between traditional expressions, their meaning and their context. I enjoy critically reviewing research methodology. More recently, I am exploring a wider range of unofficial (vernacular) cultural activities: graffiti, traditions related to ecology; place/space. Current/future projects deal with "creative non-fiction" in Ukrainian emigration/immigration stories; Ukrainian wedding traditions as they adapt to life in 3 different continents; iconography; with diverse traditions and their relationship with ecology and place. My research productivity is expressed in a wide variety of media: books, chapters, articles, reviews, websites, databases, performances, exhibits, traditional academic presentations, seminars and workshops.