Understanding the Current Escalation of the War between Russia and Ukraine

When: March 18, 2022, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Where: Online (Zoom)
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Join us for this timely presentation on the latest escalation of the war between Russia and Ukraine. Find out more about its history, current developments, and global ramifications. Learn how the lives of everyday Russians and Ukrainians are impacted by these circumstances.


Dr. Yuliya Ladygina
Dr. Yuliya Ladygina

Dr. Yuliya V. Ladygina is the Helena Rubinstein University Endowed Fellow in the Humanities and assistant professor of Russian and global studies at Penn State. Her research in Eastern European literatures and cultures focuses on questions of cultural memory and cultural exchange. Her monograph, Bridging East and West: Ol’ha Kobylians’ka, Ukraine’s Pioneering Modernist (University of Toronto Press, 2019), stands out among her many published articles, reviews, conference presentations, and translations of Ukrainian literature into English. Dr. Ladygina is working on her second book project, The Reel Story of the Euromaidan and the Russian-Ukrainian War, which examines the post 2014 cycle of Ukrainian war films and their original perspective on the hybrid nature of modern war and its mediatization. Before joining Penn State, Dr. Ladygina was a research fellow at the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute, a visiting professor of Russian at Williams College, and a teaching professor of Russian and the humanities at the University of the South (Sewanee), where she taught courses in Russian and comparative literature, film, rhetorical writing, Russian language, and the nineteenth- and twentieth-century European and Russian intellectual history. At Sewanee, she has also served as a director of the Sewanee Summer in Russia program.


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