Why Russia & Ukraine Diverge on Ukraine’s Place in the World

WOMR podcasts ยท Colleen Lucy

Assistant Professor of Russian and Slavic Studies at the U. of Arizona Dr. Colleen Lucey discusses the historical relationship between Russia and Ukraine. She gives insight into why Ukrainians see themselves as independent and why Russia sees Ukrainians as belonging to the Russian Empire.

A specialist in Russian literature and visual culture of the long nineteenth century, Dr. Lucey publishes on works by both canonical writers (Fyodor Dostoevsky, Lev Tolstoy) and the texts of their lesser-known contemporaries (Avdot’ia Panaeva, Nadezhda Khvoshchinskaia). In addition to the representation of commercial sex in literature and art, her research and teaching interests include the history of Russian theatre and performance (from the nineteenth century to the present), and Russian language instruction.