Visiting Scholars

Joycelyn Moody

Dr. Moody holds the Sue E. Denman Distinguished Chair in American Literature at the University of Texas, where she teaches and researches about African American and African Diasporic literature and culture. She concentrates on transnational Black auto/biography and life writing. As a 2022-2023 Fulbright Research Chair, Dr. Moody will consult with U of A faculty, staff, and students and other Canadians who are affiliated with research centers. Her Fulbright project is to learn the fundamentals of developing a research center devoted to race, culture, and self-representation.

Kateryna Shunevych

Kateryna Shunevych, Head of Analytical Center JurFem (Ukraine), the think tank that focuses on researching the adherence to the principles of gender equality and non-discrimination in the public authorities’ activities in Ukraine.

Lawyer, the Ukrainian Women Lawyers Assosiation JurFem board member, Ph.D. student in Law at the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv (doctoral dissertation ‘Models of organization and conduct of forensic examination in criminal procedures in foreign countries and Ukraine’).

Her professional and teaching interest are gender-based analysis of draft legal acts, as well as their impact on the protection of women's rights in Ukraine; advocacy for women’s rights; institutional development of public authorities based on gender equality and non-discrimination in Ukraine.

She has been a visiting scholar at the University of Wroclaw, Poland (2020) and the Canadian Institute for Ukrainian Studies, the University of Alberta, Canada (2022). 

She studied at the University of Bologna (2018) as a participant in the program ‘Erasmus+’. She finished her internship at the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (Ukrainian Parliament) (2019) as a part of her professional development.


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