Dr. Tanya Breslin (Zaharchenko)


The European Wergeland Centre / Council of Europe

E-mail: t.breslin@theewc.org


Tanya holds a Ph.D. in Slavonic studies from the University of Cambridge (2014) and a Master of Science from the University of Oxford (2007). Her work focuses on memory, identity, and nationhood, as well as narratives of conflict in Ukraine. In addition to academic endeavors, she has worked for a range of global organizations, such as the UNDP, on larger projects in the region.


Cultural memory, identity, trauma and conflict, nation-building, border studies.


Journal article: ‘The Synchronous War Novel: Ordeal of the Unarmed Person in Serhiy Zhadan’s Internat,’ Slavic Review 78, no. 2 (2019), pp. 410–429 (https://doi.org/10.1017/slr.2019.95)

Book chapter: ‘In the Ninth Circle: Intellectuals as Traitors in the Russo-Ukrainian War,’ in Traitors, Collaborators and Deserters in Contemporary European Politics of Memory: Formulas of Betrayal, ed. Gelinada Grinchenko and Eleonora Narvselius (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017), pp. 197–212

Monograph: Where Currents Meet: Frontiers in Post-Soviet Fiction of Kharkiv, Ukraine (Central European University Press, 2016)




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