CERES is pleased to announce Mayhill C. Fowler as the 2012-2013 recipient of the Petro Jacyk Post-Doctoral Fellowship.
Dr. Mayhill C. Fowler comes to Toronto from the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute, where she held a postdoctoral fellowship in spring 2012. She received her Ph.D in the Department of History at Princeton University in 2011. Her dissertation, "Beau Monde: State and Stage on Empire's Edge, Russia and Soviet Ukraine, 1916-1941," examined the structural revolution in the relationship between the arts, the state and society in the Soviet borderlands. Research interests include the dynamic between governance and innovation, how inter-ethnic encounters create frameworks for creativity, and cultural diplomacy. Publications include a chapter in Tkacz and Makaryk's Modernism in Kyiv: Jubilant Experimentation, an article in Ab Imperio, and forthcoming articles in Canadian-American Slavonic Studies and Kritika. Dr. Fowler spent the fall of 2011 teaching at the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv, Ukraine, supported by a postdoctoral fellowship from the Center for Urban History of East Central Europe. In addition, Fowler is a professional translator, and a former professional actress, with performance credits from California to New York. She received her MFA in acting from the National Theatre Conservatory, and her BA in Russian from Yale University.
For more information about the Fellowship please visit: http://www.utoronto.ca/jacyk/postdoctoral%20fellowship/index.htm