Lecture by Oksana Kis
Oksana Kis (National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine), discussed personal narratives of female survivors of the Holodomor, exploring peculiarities and controversies of women’s experiences of survival under genocidal circumstances. Dr. Kis focused on women’s coping strategies and life-saving practices under conditions of starvation. Her research exposed a spectrum of women’s agency aimed to protect family possessions and food supplies from violent expropriation by authorities. She also discussed the social characteristics, motivations, and roles of local female perpetrators of the famine.
Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies; Holodomor Research and Education Consortium, Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, University of Alberta.