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Maria Mayerchyk

Maria Mayerchyk Ethnology Institute of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
Inventing “Sexuality”: Capitalism, Nationalism and Ethnologic Knowledge Production in XIX and Beginning of XX Century
Gerda Henkel Fellowships

Maria Mayerchyk holds Ph.D. in History (National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, the Rylski Institute of Art, Folklore Studies and Ethnology, 2003), and Diploma of Specialist in Journalism (Franko Lviv State University, 1993). She is a Senior Research Associate at the Institute of Ethnology (National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine), Docent at National University “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy”, editor-in-chief of peer-reviewed open access online journal “Feminist Critique: East European Journal of Feminist and Queer Studies” http://feminist.krytyka.com/en ), and vice-director of NGO “Center for Cultural Anthropology Studies”. As a scholar, she has had fellowships in the USA (Harvard University, University of South Florida), Canada (University of Alberta), and Hungary (Central European University).

Her research interests include a history of sexuality, history of ideas, history (“archeology”) of knowledge, ethnology and tradition, feminist and queer theories, contemporary feminist and LGBTIQ movements in Ukraine.


  • Mayerchyk, Maria. Ritual and Body: Structural-Semantic Analysis of Ukrainian Rites of Family Cycle / Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute, Ethnology Institute, Krytyka Institute, Fulbright Program. Kyiv: Krytyka, 2011, 325 p. (In Ukrainian).
  • Mayerchyk, Maria, and Olga Plakhotnik. “Ukrainian Feminism at the Crossroad of National, Postcolonial, and (Post)Soviet: Theorizing the Maidan Events 2013-2014.” Krytyka, 2015. http://krytyka.com/en/community/blogs/ukrainian-feminism-crossroad-national-postcolonial-and-postsoviet-theorizing-maidan. (In English).
  • Mayerchyk, Maria. “Analysis of Discourses in Studying Ukrainian Tradition of Premarital Sleeping Together (the end of XIX – XXI century.”  Anthropological Forum 24 (2015): 95-119. (In Russian).
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