Please join us at 4 pm on October 3rd at
the 2 Tory Breezeway for a presentation by Vita Yakovlyeva entitled "Temporality
of Uncertainty: Children after Chornobyl."
Vita Yakovlyeva received a PhD in Social
Theory and Cultural Studies in 2016 from the University of Alberta, Edmonton,
Canada. Parts of her doctoral research, “Childhood after Chernobyl: A
Social History of Childhood in Ukraine, 1986-1996,” have been published in
English, Ukrainian, and Polish.
Previously she studied at Ivan Franko
National University of L’viv, Ukraine, where she completed an undergraduate
degree in Journalism and Media Theory (2005) and MAs in Journalism (2006) and
Cultural Studies (2008). As a journalist, she has worked in print and radio
formats, in the production of news and commentary on events in the spheres of
culture, education, and healthcare. In 2008–2009, she did a year of post-graduate
research in the Department of Education at Bologna University, Italy, funded by
the Erasmus Mundus Program scholarship.
Vita’s theoretical and empirical background
is in the study of children and childhood, culture, history, social theory, and
communications, with special focus on the topics of memory, narrative,
storytelling, life stories, research ethics, and law. Her primary research
interest is children's welfare, rights, and social relations.