Dr. Olena Lytovka has a PhD in British Literature from Maria Curie-Sklodowska Universityin in Lublin (Poland). She is the author of The Uncanny House in Elizabeth Bowen’s Fiction published by Peter Lang Publishing House and the editor of The Place of Memory and Memory of Place published by IRF Press. Olena is particularly interested in European modernist literature, time and space representations in fiction, psychoanalysis and feminist literary criticism. She was an Erasmus intern at the Munster Literature Centre in Cork, Ireland (2013) and an Erasmus exchange student at Middlesex University in London (2015). Olena was part of German-Polish-Ukrainian oral history projects: Krasne – Junction Station for Post-War Replacements in Krasne, Ukraine (2012) and Memory and Oblivion: Forced Displacements during and after World War II in Jugów, Poland (2010). Her papers were published in Psychoanalysis: Philosophy, Art and Clinic, Cambridge Scholars Publishing (2015), The Soviet Past in the Post-Socialist Present, Routlege (2015), Leitura Flutuante – Revista do Centro de Estudos em Semiótica e Psicanálise, Sao Paulo (2012), Visión del Mundo y Texto, University of Granada (2011) and other books and journals. She is currently teaching at Maria Curie-Skłodowska University.
Dr. Ievgeniia Diadko has PhD in Economic theory from National Mining University, Dnipropetrovsk. The title of her thesis is The socialization of economy through mortgage crediting system development some ideas of which were published in Housing Finance International, 2007. Nowadays 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 in a frame of internship at post-diploma course “Cultural industries in urban and regional development policy” (2015). Ievgeniia had been working as a lecturer at Alfred Nobel University, Dnipropetrovsk (Ukraine) for 11 years, and 6 of them as an Assistant Professor. She is currently self-employed as an academic editor in Krakow (Poland).
Ms. Olga Svystun has an MA in Sociology and is now a PhD student at the Department of Political Science, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University. She is interested in non-governmental organisations, civil society and social adaptation. Olga was an intern at the Department of Political Science, Wroclaw University (2014-2015), a volunteers coordinator at II NGO Congress organised by Lublin City Council (2013), an intern at the Social Economy Centre and the Department of International Relations, Lublin City Council (2011-2012). She coordinated youth exchange projects in Estonia, Poland, Italy and Bulgaria.
Mrs. Olesya Shvets is a PhD student at the History Department, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin (Poland). Her research interests include cultural anthropology, history of culture, representations of the Other in culture and history of media.
Dr. Konsantinos 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.