University of Manitoba - Faculty of Arts - German and Slavic Studies - Orysia Kulick
Orysia Kulick


  • Graduate Advisor for Slavic Studies, Ukrainian Focus

Office Location: 528 Fletcher Argue Bldg.

Phone: 204-474-6410



  • Ph.D. in History, Stanford University
  • M.A./M.P.P. in Russian and East European Studies and Public Policy, University of Michigan
  • B.A. with Honors and Distinction in Political Science and Germanic Languages and Literatures, The Ohio State University


Russian Politics, Comparative Politics; Soviet and Post-Soviet Ukraine; Modern European History; Regionalism; Empire; Women and War; Human Rights, Rebellion & Revolution, Science, Technology and World War II.


“The Global Arms Trade and Ukraine’s Unpredictable Soviet Inheritance,” in Friends or Foes of Transformation? Economic Elites in Post-Soviet Ukraine, eds. Oksana Huss and Olena Petrenko, Jahrbuch für Wirtschaftsgeschichte/Economic History Yearbook, Volume 60, Issue 2, 2019.

“Dnipropetrovsk Oligarchs: Lynchpins of Sovereignty or Sources of Instability? “Eastern and Southern Ukraine in Peace and War,” in The Soviet and Post-Soviet Review, ed. Serhy Yekelchyk, Vol. 46, Issue 3, 2019.

“Soviet Military Production and the Expanding Influence of Ukrainian Regional Elites under Khrushchev and Brezhnev,” in The Economic Elite of Ukraine from a Comparative Historical Perspective, eds. Oksana Huss, Voldymyr Kulikov, and Olena Petrenko, Ukraina Moderna, No. 25, 2018.

War and Revolution: Framing 100 years of Cultural Opposition in Ukraine, catalogue published for an exhibition at The Trinity Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin, April-June, 2018.

“Unlocking New Histories of Human Rights in State Socialist Europe: The Role of the COURAGE Collections,” written with Celia Donert, Zsofia Lorand, and Szabina Kerenyi in The Handbook of COURAGE: Cultural Opposition and its Heritage in Eastern Europe, eds. Balazs Apor, Peter Apor, Sandor Horvath, Budapest: Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 2018.


“Mavkas in the Room: Silences, Denials, Discomforts in East European History,” The University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada, March 29, 2019.

“On Trauma, Empathy, and Resilience: A Workshop for Students Researching and Studying Traumatic Events,” sponsored by Stanford Research Group on Collective Trauma and Healing, Stanford University, CA, April 2, 2015.

Orysia Kulick