Temporality of Uncertainty: Children after Chornobyl

Presentation by Vita Yakovlyeva

24 September 2018

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.