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Galina Babak

Galina Babak

Centre for Advanced Study Sofia

Fellow in Research Area 1: "Competing Communities", August 2022 - June 2023

Galina Babak received her PhD in Slavic literatures at Charles University (Prague, Czechia) in 2020, with her doctoral project titled “Reception of Russian Formalism in Ukrainian Culture in the Inter-war Period (1921–1939)”. Between 2020 and 2022 she was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the New Europe College (Bucharest, Romania) and the Center for Advanced Study (Sofia, Bulgaria). Her research is mainly within the areas of intellectual history and the history of science with a focus on literary theory and comparative literatures, mainly Ukrainian and Russian. Her research interest is directed towards the project of “Soviet modernisation” from the 1920s to the beginning of the 1930s in Ukraine, as well as towards the political and cultural history of the 20th century.

She is co-author (with Alexander Dmitriev) of the monograph The Atlantis of Soviet National Modernism: The Formal Method in Ukraine (1920s–Early 1930s), (Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie, 2021).