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Olesya Khromeychuk

Name: Olesya Khromeychuk 
Position: Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow
School: History
Faculty: Arts and Humanities

Research interests:

I research the participation and representation of women in military formations in the Second World War. My research focuses on the history of Eastern Europe, in particular Ukraine, Russia and Poland. I have also researched collaboration during the Second World War, and post-war displacement. My general research interests include gender, nationalism, and the formation of memory.

What appealed to you about your Fellowship?

The Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship offers an excellent opportunity for scholars to focus on their research for three years, which is a luxury for junior researchers. Before my fellowship, I had three part-time teaching jobs, which left little time to do my own research. The fellowship enabled me to do just that.

 

“I really enjoy working at the UEA. My colleagues at the School of History are very supportive and friendly.“

How's it going so far?

So far, I have managed to make good progress in my research. Three years might seem like a long time, but they pass very quickly. In order to ensure that I use them effectively, I try to stick to the plan I set out at the start of the fellowship, and although it is not always possible, it gives me an overall structure to manage my workload. 

What’s life at UEA like?

I really enjoy working at the UEA. My colleagues at the School of History are very supportive and friendly. I am lucky to teach on modules which are closely linked to my own research. 

Any advice for would-be-Fellows?

Go for it! You will not regret it! Do get in touch with the university early on in your application process to ensure you receive advice on your research proposal. I certainly benefited from the assistance I got from the School of History. 

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Olesya Khromeychuk

Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, History

Olesya's Project 

I research the participation and representation of women in military formations in the Second World War. My research focuses on the history of Eastern Europe, in particular Ukraine, Russia and Poland. I have also researched collaboration during the Second World War, and post-war displacement. My general research interests include gender, nationalism, and the formation of memory.