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Kateryna Dysa

Kateryna Dysa History department of the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy
Control of Sexuality and Public Morals in Volhynian and Podolian Towns of the 17th and 18th Centuries
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Dr. Kateryna Dysa is an Associate Professor at the History department of the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. She has got her PhD in History from Central European University. Her research interests include early modern and 19th-century Ukrainian and European history, in particular history of witchcraft trials and witch-beliefs; history of everyday life; history of sexuality and social control; history of travel and travel literature. In previous years she has been a research fellow of The Eugene and Daymel Shklar Research Fellowship in Ukrainian Studies at Ukrainian Research Institute, Harvard University and Chopivsky Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Ukrainian Studies at Stanford University.

Selected publications:

  • “A Family Matter: The Case of a Witch Family in the Eighteenth-Century Volhynian Town”, in Witchcraft Casebook:  Magic in Russia, Poland, and Ukraine, 15th-21st Centuries, ed. Valerie Kivelson. Special issue of Russian History/Histoire Rus. Vol. 40, nos. 3-4 (2013): 352-363.
  • “Orthodox Demonology and the Perception of Witchcraft in Early Modern Ukraine”, in Friars, Nobles and Burghers – Sermons, Images and Prints. Studies of Culture and Society in Early-Modern Europe. In Memoriam István György Tóth, edited by Jaroslav Miller, László Kontler (Budapest: CEU Press, 2009): 341-360.
  • Entry “Ukraine, Witchcraft Trials,” in Encyclopedia of Witchcraft, Texas: ABC CLIO, 2006: 1140-1142.


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