Dr. Ostap Sereda

Associated Member

Dr. Ostap Sereda received his Ph.D. in comparative history from the Central European University (Budapest) in 2003. From 1994 till 2015 he was a research fellow at the Ivan Krypiakevych Institute of Ukrainian Studies (Lviv) of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. Since 2015 Sereda teaches modern history at the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv. Since 2012 he has been also regularly invited as a visiting professor to the Central European University in Budapest and Vienna. In March 2022, after the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Sereda became the program director of the transnational academic project “Invisible University for Ukraine”. Sereda has been a recipient of visiting fellowships at the European University Institute in Florence (2010), Ukrainian Research Institute, Harvard University (2012 and 2019–2020) and Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena (2022–2023). His areas of research and publications include the history of national projects in Austrian Eastern Galicia in the second half of the nineteenth century; cultural politics and the city theater in Kyiv in 1856–1896; and intellectual and institutional history of Ukrainian studies in North America in the time of the “Cold War.” Sereda is a co-author (with Andriy Zayarnyuk) of the book “The Intellectual Foundations of Modern Ukraine. The Nineteenth Century” (London and New York: Routledge, 2023).