Associate Professor, Joint Appointment with History
BA Toronto, MA, London, DPhil Oxford
Russian and East European politics and history, comparative politics
International politics and history with focus on Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union and specifically Ukraine, media migration, and post-communism
Fellow, European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, Munk Centre, University of Toronto Petro Jacyk Programme for the Study of Contemporary Ukraine, coordinating committee.
Fellow, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 2005-2006.
The Wall Street Journal published Professor Marta Dyszok's op-ed,
The Ukrainian Blues (and Yellows). What's changed and
what hasn't in the 20 years since independence.
Read article in the Wall Street Journal.
Professor Marta Dyczok's recalls working as a journalist in Ukraine in 1991 and looks at how things have changed... Read article in the Kyiv Post.
Professor Marta Dyczok's blog on the arrest of former Ukraine's
Read article in the Ukraine Watch.
In April Dr. Marta Dyczok participated in a UWO delegation that visited Ukraine's most innovative university to further develop institutional links with the National University of the Kyiv Mohyla Academy (NaUKMA). The group was led by Dr. Ted Hewitt (VP Research and International Relations), and included Dr. Julie McMullin (Acting Dean, Faculty of Social Science) and Dr. Tom Carmichael (Dean, Faculty of Information and Media Studies). See Western News story.
Dr. Marta Dyczok spoke at a number of conferences this past academic year, including: World War II and the (Re)Creation of Historical Memory in Contemporary Ukraine An International conference in Kyiv, Ukraine, September 24-26, 2009. See Conference Abstracts.
Ukraine 2010-2020: Politics, Geopolitics and Future Trajectories: Kyiv Conference of Western and Ukrainian Experts, 18 December 2009, please see blogs.
For a full list, please see Presentations (below).
Dr. Marta Dyczok blogged on the Ukrainian Presidential Election 2010, please see: Ukraine’s 2010 Election Watch Blog
Dr. Marta Dyczok would like to extend her thanks to all the participants of the conference she recently organized on her research project, Perspectives on Media and Communications in Ukraine, 25-27 April 2009.
The presentations will soon be podcast on the conference website, and work is underway to publish the proceedings from the conference. A Video report of the conference can be viewed on YouTube
It was prepared by one of the conference speakers, Prof. Ruslan Deynychenko from the Ukrainian University which co-organized the event (National University of the Kyiv Mohyla Academy). It has been posted on their School of Journalism blog.
Marta Dyczok and Oxana Gaman-Golutvina (eds.) Media, Democracy and Freedom. The Post Communist Experience. Interdisciplinary Studies on Central and Eastern Europe. Vol. 6 (Bern: Peter Lang, 2009). Details about the book can be found at the Peter Lang Publishing Group
The Grand Alliance and Ukrainian Refugees, (Basingstoke, Houndmills: Macmillan; New York: St. Martin’s Press, in association with St. Antony’s College, Oxford, 2000)
Ukraine: Change Without Movement, Movement Without Change, (Amsterdam: Harwood Academic Publishers, 2000).
Articles, Chapters in Books
Marta Dyczok, “Do the Media Matter? Focus on Ukraine,” in Marta Dyczok and Oxana Gaman-Golutvina (eds.) Media, Democracy and Freedom. The Post Communist Experience. Interdisciplinary Studies on Central and Eastern Europe. Vol. 6 (Bern: Peter Lang, 2009)
Marta Dyczok, “Ukraine’s Changing Communicative Space: Destination Europe or the Soviet Past?” in Larissa M. L. Zaleska Onyshkevych and Maria G. Rewakowicz (eds.) Contemporary Ukraine and Its European Cultural Identity (New York, M. E. Sharpe, 2009), http://www.mesharpe.com/mall/resultsa.asp?Title=Contemporary+Ukraine+on+the+Cultural+Map+of+Europe
Marta Dyczok, “Media in Ukraine: Between Revolution and Election (2004-2006),” in Andrej N. Lushnycky, and Mykola Riabchuk, (eds.) Ukraine on its Meandering Path Between East and West. Interdisciplinary Studies on Central and Eastern Europe. Vol. 4 (Bern: Peter Lang, 2009). http://www.peterlang.com/Index.cfm?vID=11607&vLang=D
Dyczok, Marta, “Media and the Failed Coalition,” in Western Expert Commentaries on Constitutional Reform in Ukraine,” Ukraine Analyst, Vol. 1, No. 19 (June 2009): 8.
Marta Dyczok, “Expert Commentary on Media After the Orange Revolution,” Ukraine Analyst, Vol. 1, No. 6, November 2008, p. 4.
Marta Dyczok, “Ukraine: Politicians' Actions Toward Media Reveal Their Divergent Values,” RFE/RL Belarus, Ukraine, and Moldova Report, Vol. 9, No. 1, Friday (May 18, 2007) http://www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2007/05/6810c41e-4b8f-4edf-8101-1177409d3ff2.html
Marta Dyczok, “Was Kuchma’s Censorship Effective? Mass
media in Ukraine before 2004.” Europe-Asia Studies, Vol. 58, No. 2
(March 2006): 215-238,
Marta Dyczok, Sketches from Crimea’s Media Landscape, MediaKrytyka, Journal, University of L’viv, Ukraine No. 13 (October 2006).
Marta Dyczok, “Breaking Through the Information
Blockade: Election and Revolution in Ukraine 2004,” Canadian Slavonic
Papers/Revue canadienne des slavistes Vol. XLVII, Nos. 3-4 (September-December
2005): 241-266; [Reprinted in Bohdan Harasymiw, in collaboration with Ilnytzkyj,
Oleh S. (Eds.) Aspects of the Orange Revolution II. Information and
Manipulation Strategies in the 2004 Ukrainian Presidential Elections
(Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society, vol. 64) Stuttgart & Hannover:
Quoted in The Toronto Star, "Dreams of Reform Fade in Ukraine," Olivia Ward, 17 January 2010, http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/751785--dreams-of-reform-fade-in-ukraine?bn=1
Quoted in McLeans, "A Deadly Place to be a Journalist," Kate Lunau, 17 September 2009, http://www2.macleans.ca/2009/09/17/a-deadly-place-to-be-a-journalist/
CBC Radio, The Current, Interviewed about the unfolding political crisis in Ukraine, 4 April 2007 http://www.cbc.ca/thecurrent/2007/200704/20070404.html
Radio Canada International, Ukrainian Service, interviewed about International Press Freedom Day, 3 May 2006.
Podcast show afterTV, interviewed about role of media in larger changes in Ukraine, 19 April 2006
BBC/Public Radio International, Interviewed by The World on the Anniversary of Ukraine’s Orange Revolution, 22 Nov 2005.
CBC, The National, Interview by Peter Mansbridge about monitoring the Third Ukrainian Presidential Election round, from Sumy Region, 26 Dec 2004.
The Wall Street Journal, Op Ed Piece on Media Thaw in Ukraine, 17 Dec 2004.
BBC News, Interviewed by Stephen Mulvey for “Yushchenko
Sitting Pretty,” article on the Re-Vote of the Ukrainian Presidential Election,
4 Dec 2004
15th Annual Convention of the Association for the Study of Nationalities, 15-17 April 2010, Columbia University, http://www.nationalities.org/
Ukraine's 2010 Presidential Election: What We Learned, IERES, Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University, 5 April 2010, http://www.elliottschool.org/events/calendar.cfm?fuseaction=ViewMonthDetail&yr=2010&mon=4#1227
Revolutionary Moments. A Symposium. Kyiv, Ukraine, 19 December 2009, http://revolutionarymoments.com/about/
Ukraine 2010-2020: Politics, Geopolitics and Future Trajectories: Kyiv Conference of Western and Ukrainian Experts, 18 December 2009, http://blogs.pravda.com.ua/authors/kuzyo/4b427e2fd6016/
World War II and the (Re)Creation of Historical Memory in Contemporary Ukraine An international conference in Kyiv, Ukraine, September 24-26, 2009, http://ww2-historicalmemory.org.ua/abstract_e.html
Currently I am working on a manuscript, which looks at the role of mass media in the larger transformations in contemporary Ukraine, from the collapse of communism in 1991 to the present. Media and communications are key components of the globalization process which has come to Ukraine recently, and free speech is also generally considered critical for democracy. Thus the study looks at the changes occurring in contemporary Ukraine’s media to assess the impact it is having on politics and society engaged in a transformation. This will shed light on how communications dynamics unfold in emerging democracies and what established democracies can do to assist in this process.
A new research project I started in the summer of 2009 is on Re-examining the World War II Ukrainian Refugee Experience. I presented a paper on this topic at the conference, World War II and the (Re)Creation of Historical Memory in Contemporary Ukraine, in Kyiv, Ukraine, September 2009, Kyiv, Ukraine.
Letter of Reference Requests
Also from this web page:
- 3340G - Rise & Fall of Communism in the USSR & Eastern Europe
- 3341G - The Post Communist Transformations
- Courses Taught in Previous Years
- 3340F - Rise & Fall of Communism in the USSR & Eastern Europe