Maria Mayerchyk


Maria Mayerchyk ( has double affiliation of a Senior Research Associate at the Social Anthropology Department, Ethnology Institute of the National Academy of Sciences (Ukraine) and a Kule Project Archivist at the Kule Folklore Centre, University of Alberta (Canada). She holds the Candidate of Sciences degree (PhD) in History with a specialization in Ethnology from Rylsky Institute of Art Studies, Folklore and Ethnology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. 

Maria teaches courses on gender, queer and feminist studies, as well as folklore and culture in Canada and Ukraine and is a recipient of fellowships at Harvard University, Lund University, University of Alberta, University of South Florida, and others. 

Maria is editors-in-chief of the refereed journal Feminist Critique: East European Journal of Feminist and Queer Studies (https://feminist. Her research interests include critical folklore studies, diaspora studies, East European studies, ethnography, gender, queer and feminist epistemologies and decolonial option.