Grants & Opportunities

Visiting Scholars 2020

HREC established a partnership in 2017 with the Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine (Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto) to host a visiting scholar in Holodomor studies annually. The HREC Visiting Scholar has access to the university’s rich library resources and to the archives of the Ukrainian Canadian Research and Documentation Centre, which include unpublished eyewitness accounts and survivor interviews. HREC also facilitates meetings with colleagues in the genocide studies community.

  • 2020 Visiting Scholar in Holodomor Studies: Dr. Andrey Shlyakhter

    2020 Visiting Scholar in Holodomor Studies: Dr. Andrey Shlyakhter


    Andrey Shlyakhter is a historian of the Soviet Union and its neighbours. His research explores the intersection of economic deviance, borderlands, ideology, and state power. He defended his dissertation, “Smuggler States: Poland, Latvia, Estonia, and Contraband Trade across the Soviet Frontier, 1919–1924” in October 2020 at the Department of History, University of Chicago. The dissertation forms part of his postdoctoral book project, Smuggling across the Soviet Borders: Contraband Trades, Soviet Solutions, and the Shadow Economic Origins of the Interwar Iron Curtain, 1917–1932.