Galyna Fesenko





Born 1971 in Kharkiv (Ukraine), Prof. Dr. Phil
Studied history and political science at the Kharkiv National University. PhD graduation (Kandidat Nauk) in 2001, PhD thesis “Identification of the subject in historical cultural studies”. Since 1995 lecturer, associate professor (2004), and professor (2022) at the Department of History and Cultural Science at O.M. Beketov National University of Urban Economy in Kharkiv. 1997–2000, a PhD fellowship at the Department of Theory of Culture and Philosophy of Science at V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University. Research stay at the School Humanities of the University of Nova Gorica (Slovenia) within Erasmus Mundus Programme in the spring semester 2015/2016, with a research project “Culture of memory at the national and local levels”. In 2018, defended a doctoral thesis “The Cultural and Philosophical Discourses of Urban Landscapes” at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv and received a degree as a Doctor of Philosophical Science (Doktor Nauk 2019). In 2022, research stay at the Institute of Culture Studies and Theatre History (IKT) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences on a “Joint Excellence in Science and Humanities” (JESH) grant (for research about the “Freedom square in Kharkiv: localization of national and local memory”). Since October 2022, associated researcher in the ERC project “Globalized Memorial Museums”, funded by the European Fund for Displaced Scientists of the European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities (ALLEA), researching memorial museums in Ukraine.

Research Areas

Cultural urbanism, memory politics, gender studies

Current Project

Ukrainian Memorial Museums (associated with the ERC project "Globalied Memorial Museums")

Selected Publications

Selected Publications


Morphology of urban landscapes: cultural and philosophical interpretations [in Ukrainian], Kharkiv: DISA PLUS LLC, 2018.

Epistemological practices of historical cultural studies [in Russian], Kharkiv: O.M. Beketov NUUEKh, 2015.