Education and career
Yekelchyk received his B.A. from the University of Kiev and his M.A. from the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences. He did research in Australia in the early 1990s, then moved to Edmonton to complete his Ph.D. at the University of Alberta in 2000. He was a postdoctoral fellow and visiting assistant professor at the University of Michigan the following year. Since 2001, he has taught at the University of Victoria at both the Department of History, and is now Chair of the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies.
Much of Yekelchyk's recent work focuses on Stalinist culture and political life, especially in the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic. He has also written about Soviet nationalities policy and about Ukrainian national identity from the late nineteenth century to the present.
- Europe’s Last Frontier? Belarus, Moldova, and Ukraine between Russia and the European Union. Co-editor with Oliver Schmidtke. (New York: Palgrave, 2008).
- Імперія пам'яті. Російсько-українські стосунки в радянській історичній уяві / Пер. з англійської Миколи Климчука і Христини Чушак. — К.: Критика, 2008. — 304 с. (ISBN 966-8978-08-0)
- Ukraine: Birth of a Modern Nation (New York: Oxford University Press, 2007) ISBN 978-0-19-530546-3
- Stalin's Empire of Memory: Russian-Ukrainian Relations in the Soviet Historical Imagination (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, March 2004) ISBN 1-86064-504-6
- Ukrainians in Australia. Vol. 2: 1966-1995. Co-editor with Marko Pavlyshyn. (Melbourne: Australian Federation of Ukrainian Organizations, 1998)
- Dr. Serhy Yekelchyk bio, UVic Department of History