Candidate Evaluations. Please Provide Your Input by Monday, 2 March 2020

27 January 2020

CIUS Director Search - Candidate Evaluations
Please Provide Your Input by Monday, 2 March 2020
The Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta invited applications for the position of Director, Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies (CIUS). The successful candidate will take up a tenure-stream appointment in an appropriate Department within the Faculty of Arts and assume the role of Director of CIUS for a five-year, potentially renewable, term.

This form seeks your input on the candidates who have been shortlisted for this position.

You may also provide input via email by writing to

The videos are made available here during the selection process to allow stakeholders an opportunity to give feedback on candidates.

The information on this form is collected under the authority of Section 33 of the Alberta Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPP) for the purpose of candidate suitability. Questions regarding the collection, use or disposal of this information should be addressed to the Office of the Dean, Faculty of Arts, University of Alberta T6G 2E5; Telephone: (780) 492-4223.

Dr. Natalia Khanenko-Friesen
Professor of Anthropology
Director, Prairie Centre for the Study of Ukrainian Heritage
St. Thomas More College, University of Saskatchewan

Vision talk

Research Talk

"Soviet Farmers Decollectivized: Individual Agency in Life Stories on Collective Farming in Ukraine"

Dr. Vitaly Chernetsky
Professor of Slavic Languages and
Director, Centre for Russian, East European,and Eurasian Studies
University of Kansas

Vision talk

Research Talk

"The School of War: Identity Crisis and
Transformation in Films on the Donbas Conflict"

Dr. Oksana Kis
Professor and Acting Head, Department of
Social Anthropology
Institute of Ethnology
National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

Thursday, 27 February 2020
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Henry Marshall Tory Building
Breezeway #1
University of Alberta

Vision talk

Research Talk

Remaining a Ukrainian Woman: Normative Femininity as 'Armor' in the Gulag