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Myroslav Shkandrij is Professor Emeritus of the University of Manitoba and a former head of the Department of German and Slavic Studies. He researches aspects of modern Ukrainian and Russian cultural history, including the avant-garde, Soviet literary politics, nationalism, imperialism and contemporary debates around decolonization. His articles have appeared in Canadian Slavonic Papers, Nationalities Papers, Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, Journal of Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society, Kyiv-Mohyla Humanities Journal and other periodicals. He is the author, editor or translator of a number of books and curator of several art exhibitions.


  • PhD (Slavic Languages and Literatures), University of Toronto, 1980
  • MA (Slavic Languages and Literatures), University of Toronto, 1973
  • BA Hons. (Modern Languages and Literatures), Cambridge University 1972

Selected publications

  • "In the Maelstrom: The Waffen-SS ‘Galicia’ Division and its Legacy." Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queens University Press, 2023.
  • "Revolutionary Ukraine, 1917-2017: Flashpoints in History and Contemporary Memory Wars." New York: Routledge, 2020.
  • "Avant-garde Art in Ukraine: Contested Memory, 1910-1930." Boston: Academic Studies Press, 2019.
  • "Ukrainian Nationalism: Politics, Ideology and Literature, 1929-1956." New Haven: Yale University Press, 2015.
  • "Jews in Ukrainian Literature: Representation and Identity." New Haven: Yale University Press, 2009.
  • "Russia and Ukraine: Literature and the Discourse of Empire From Napoleonic to Postcolonial Times." Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2001.
  • "Modernists, Marxists and the Nation: The Ukrainian Literary Discussion of the 1920s." Edmonton: Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, University of Alberta, 1992.

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