Volodymyr Kulyk

Fellowships

Fellowships
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While Volodymyr Zelensky’s victory in the 2019 presidential election in Ukraine could be seen as yet another manifestation of the strong appeal of populism across the globe, the apparent inclusivity of his message set his victory apart from recent populist triumphs in many countries in Europe and elsewhere. Remarkably, Zelensky demonstrated an equally inclusive populism during his first three years in office. Since the full-blown invasion of Ukraine by Russia, Ukraine and the whole world are seeing a new Zelensky, a statesman rather than populist, who remains preoccupied with the fate of the entire Ukrainian nation rather than particular ethnic or other groups. This project examines the evolution from populism and statesmanship in President Zelensky’s articulation of Ukrainian national identity as well as the perception of his identity discourse by different groups of the Ukrainian population. It thus contributes to scholarly understanding of the Zelensky phenomenon, the evolution of Ukrainian national identity, and the resilience of Ukrainian society in the face of Russian aggression

 

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The project examines language policies in different multilingual countries - both those with official bi- or multilingualism and those promoting one dominant language - aiming to identify arrangements that could be adopted in today's Ukraine. Many Ukrainians desire language policies adopted from Western countries, but the experiences of post-colonial countries are also relevant to post-imperial Ukraine. In each examined country the project explores sociolinguistic, historical and political factors determining the language policy, and its degree of success.

This was a Ukraine in European Dialogue Solidarity Fellowship. These fellowships are offered by invitation for notable scholars, cultural figures, and public intellectuals from Ukraine.

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This project aims to provide a comparative analysis of language policy in Western multilingual states in terms of institutional arrangements, historical evolution, and the main factors of success or failure from the perspective of social stability and human rights. The focus will be on ways to reconcile ethnocultural diversity and social cohesion, which could be adopted by Ukrainian policy makers in search for an effective and liberal language policy.

This was a Ukraine in European Dialogue Solidarity Fellowship. These fellowships are offered by invitation for notable scholars, cultural figures, and public intellectuals from Ukraine.