Katrina Marina



Sergii Drobysh




Senior Memebers

Professor Jan M. Fellerer


Professor Jan Fellerer is University Lecturer in non-Russian Slavonic Languages at Oxford University and Fellow of Wolfson College. He works on the history of the Polish, Czech and Ukrainian languages with special reference to the modern period from the late 18th century to the present day. His main fields of interest in Slavonic philology include syntax, socio-historical linguistics and textual semantics. His teaching experience includes: Polish, History of Polish, Ukrainian (and Czech), Linguistic description and analysis of modern Polish and Russian, Translation into Russian, Comparative Slavonic philology, Language and history in (East) Central Europe in the 19th century, Prague School of Linguistics. He speaks German, English, Spanish, Polish, Czech and Ukrainian.

His recent publications include the following: 'Ukrainian Galicia at the crossroads. The "Ruthenian Alphabet War" of 1834', in: Recontextualizing East-Central European History. Nation, Culture and Minority Groups, eds. Turda, M.; Pyrah, R. (Oxford, Legenda, 2010), 106-124; "Granica miedzy skladnia a slowotworstwem. Kilka uwag o stronie w jezyku polskim," LingVaria, 8.2 (2009), 23-33; 'Boehmische Länder und Polen', in: Geschichte der Buchkultur. Renaissance, ed. Noe, A. (Graz, Akademische Druck- und Verlagsanstalt, 2008), 459-537; 'A New Book on Aspects of East Slavonic and Ukrainian Philology. Andrii Danylenko, Slavica et Islamica',Palaeoslavica, 15.2 (2007), 295-306.

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Professor Gwendolyn Sasse

Professor Gwendolyn Sasse is professor of comparative politics at Nuffield College and Director of the Centre for East European and Internatioanl Studies in Berlin.

Prior to her arrival in Oxford in April 2007 she had been a Lecturer (since 1999) and Senior Lecturer (from 2005) at the London School of Economics. She holds a PhD in Political Science from the LSE, and her first academic post was an Assistant Professorship at the Central European University (1998-99).

Among her research interests are post-communist transitions, comparative democratisation, ethnic conflict, minority issues, migration, EU enlargement, the European Neighbourhood Policy and Ukrainian politics.

Her recent publications include the following: The Crimea Question: Identity, Transition, and Conflict, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2007; Europeanization and Regionalization in the EU’s Enlargement to Central and Eastern Europe. The Myth of Conditionality, London: Palgrave, 2004 (co-authored with J. Hughes and C. Gordon); ‘Ukraine: The Role of Regionalism’, Journal of Democracy, 21, 3, 2010; ‘The Politics of Conditionality: The Norm of Minority Protection before and after EU Accession’, Journal of European Public Policy, 15, 6, 2008; ‘The European Neighbourhood Policy: Conditionality Revisited for the EU’s Eastern Neighbours’, Europe-Asia Studies, 60, 2, 2008.

She is the Deputy Editor of the UNDP newsletter ' Development and Transition', Region Head of Eastern Europe at Oxford Analytica and a Member of the Sub-Board of the Open Society Institute's Think Tank Fund which supports think tanks in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union.

Contact: +44 1865 288689
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Honorary Members

H.E. Ihor Kharchenko

Former Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the Court of Saint James's

Nadia M. Diuk

Senior Director for Europe and Eurasia
National Endowment for Democracy
St. Antony's College Alumna


Ihor Sevcenko

Dumbarton Oaks Professor of Byzantine History and Literature
Harvard University, Emeritus



Mar 20, 2019
Event Series: "Depicting Donbas: Creative and Critical Responses to the War in Ukraine".

Date: Thursday, 25 April 2019

Time: 6pm - 7.30pm

Venue: UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies.

Date: Friday, 26 April 2019

Time: 10am - 4.45pm and 7pm - 9pm

Venue: Birkbeck School of Arts and Centre for Contemporary Theatre

The Birkbeck School of Arts and UCL SEES will host a series of three events over two days exploring how artists across genres are responding to the ongoing military conflict in Ukraine's eastern Donbas region.

Register here.

Feb 20, 2019
Marci Shore Talk: "The Ukrainian Night: An Intimate History of Revolution".

Date: Friday, 1 March 2019

Time: 1.30pm - 2.30pm

Venue: Deakin Room, St. Antony's College, Oxford, OX2 6JF.

Join us to hear Marci Shore discuss her newest book. Marci Shore is an Associate Professor of History at Yale University, and is currently a Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Human Scienes in Vienna. She focuses on intellectual history of Central and Eastern Europe, and is the author of several books and articles published in the New York Times, the Neworker, the Economist and others.

Jan 14, 2019
Sviatoslav Vakarchuk Talk: 'Real Changes in Ukraine - a Must for a Successful Future'.

Date: Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Time: 7pm - 8pm

Venue: the Atkee Suite, Porticullis House, Bridge Street, Westminster, SW1A 2LW

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The British Ukrainian Society is delighted to host a talk by Sviatoslav Vakarchuk, lead singer and founder of Okean Elzy, social activist and philantropist, in which he will discuss the necessity of new leaders and a new political culture in Ukraine, the rule of law and justice.

Nov 4, 2018
Serhiy Zhadan: Ukraine's Enfant Terrible

Date: Monday, 12th November 2018

Time: 7pm - 8.15pm

Venue: Knowledge Centre, The British Library,

96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB

Fee: £10

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An evening with one of Ukraine's most iconic contemporary writers: poet, intellectual and ska ban frontman Serhiy Zhadan.

Chaired by Eastern Europe specialist Uilleam Blacker of University College London.

Organized by the British Library in partnership with Ukrainian Institute in London.