Dr. Ievgeniia Diadko has a PhD in Economic Theory from National Mining University, Dnipropetrovsk. The title of her thesis is The socialization of economy through mortgage crediting system development, parts of which were published in Housing Finance International, 2007. Presently Ievgeniia is interested in education reforms through the three forms on non-material capitals’ development, namely human, social, and cultural capitals. Besides she is interested in European studies, cross-cultural leadership, and ethics. Ievgeniia has been a participant of distance learning course “Experiential Cross-cultural Leadership” at the University of Tennessee, USA (2006); an Tempus program participant at The University of Göttingen, Germany (2008); participant of Business course at Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden (2008); a fellow of Lane Kirkland Program at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland (2014-2015); a visitor of European Institutions in Brussels as an internship within her post-graduate course “Cultural industries in urban and regional development policy” (2015). Ievgeniia worked as a lecturer at Alfred Nobel University, Dnipropetrovsk (Ukraine) for 11 years, 6 of which as an Assistant Professor. She is currently self-employed as an academic editor in Krakow (Poland).


Dr. Roman Zhebchuk has PhD in Economics from Academy of Financial Management (Kyiv, Ukraine). He specializes in public finance, participatory management, urban development and high education development. In 2016-2017 he was a fellow in Polish Government Educational Program for Young Scholars and visited Studium Europy Wschodniej, Warsaw University and Cracow University of Economics (Poland). In 2016 Roman completed the course “Business Practice in Norway: Management Control from Nordic Perspective” at Nord University Business School (Bodo, Norway). In 2014 he took part in educational program for young politicians of local and regional level and representatives of civil society at Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (Berlin, Germany). Since 2012 he has been a member of the Council of Young Scholars of the Ministry of Education and Science in Ukraine. Currently Roman is a lecturer at the Faculty of Economics, Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University and works at Malopolska School of Public Administration (Cracow University of Economics, Poland) as a team member in the DOBRE project (Decentralization Offering Better Results and Efficiency), USAID-funded.

s200_kostas-karatzasDr. Konstantinos D. Karatzas has a PhD in Modern History from the University of Zaragoza in Spain (2017). He is specialized in American history with a particular interest in African American history and political and racial violence. His work focuses on the 1921 Tulsa, Oklahoma Race War, the Civil Rights Movement,
the interpretation of violence and race in the United States along with the examination of massive memory, areas that has also explored during his MA studies at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands. He has received the first-ever scholarship for doctoral studies in American History by the Greek State Scholarships Foundation (IKY).
In 2016 and 2017, Konstantinos has been a guest scholar at the University of Zaragoza, Spain, the University of Alcala, Spain, the University of Kent, Canterbury, UK and Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland and has presented in international conferences in Europe and the United States. Among others, he organized and chaired the panels: “African American History: Aspects of Racism and Violence”, at the 2016 EAAS International Conference in Romania.
He is the guest editor of the 2017 and 2018 special issues on violence of the European Journal of American Culture (EJAC). He is the head of the Economic History department at the Institute of International Economic Relations (IDOS) based in Athens, Greece. During the 2017 summer, Konstantinos had been a visiting scholar at the Universities of South Florida, Florida-Gainesville and Central Florida where he explored the racial history of Florida.