As a service to our vibrant Fulbright community and in keeping with the Fulbright mission of peace and understanding among diverse cultures, Kansas City Chapter broadcasts the life-changing stories of Kansas and Missouri alumni to a community of internationally engaged individuals via its Fulbright Forums.

Khrystyna Petriv is a 2021-22 Foreign Language Teaching Assistant of Ukrainian language to the U.S. She holds a PhD in Ukrainian language from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. Petriv is the author of more than 20 scientific articles. Her research interests include sociolinguistics, ethnolinguistics, and psycholinguistics. She will share her Fulbright teaching experience and new approaches she has learned during her award period. Petriv’s presentation is titled: The Experience of a Ukrainian Fulbrighter at Times of the Russia-Ukraine War

As can be expected, the current political situation in Ukraine and the ongoing war affected my Fulbright experience. Global interest in Ukraine is heightened and as a cultural ambassador I was presented with opportunities to talk about Ukrainian history and culture. I have had several opportunities to present to children and teenagers at the local library and engage them by doing some traditional Ukrainian craft together. I will discuss my Fulbright experience of teaching Ukrainian language and the new approaches I have learned.

Nelly Shulman is a 2019-20 Literary Artist grantee from Russia to the United States where she researched and worked on a novel for publication. Shulman is the author of five Russian novels: “The Beginning” (2012); “Moscow” (2018); “The Road to the East” (2014); “The Age of Discovery” (2015); and “The Storm” (2016). Her book of short stories is “Seven Stories” (2016). She has won two literary awards: the Andrey Platonov Essay Prize (Moscow, 2019) and the Beethoven Music Essay Prize (Berlin, 2021). Shulman will share her Fulbright experience of researching, using an American university’s library resources, and writing her novel-in-progress. Shulman is currently based in Berlin.

This event is free and virtual; registration is required. Register!