Prof. Catherine Wanner (Penn State University) has conducted 30 years of ethnographic research in Ukraine. She is the author or editor of seven books, including her most recent monograph, Everyday Religiosity and the Politics of Belonging in Ukraine (Cornell University Press, 2022), and the forthcoming edited volume, Dispossession: Imperial Legacies and the Russo-Ukrainian War (Routledge, 2023). Her research has focused primarily on the politics of religion in Ukraine and increasingly on human rights and conflict mediation within the context of war. She is the convenor of the Working Group on Lived Religion in Eastern Europe and Eurasia. In 2020 she was awarded the Distinguished Scholar Prize from the Association for the Study of Eastern Christianity.
Sponsored by World Religions, History, Anthropology, Sociology, MCL, and the Lewis Honors College, and with special thanks for the support of the Gaines Center for the Humanities.