Several Ukrainian men assist a wheelchair-
bound companion to board a train.

HIV Prevention

2014    Jill Owczarzak, Mikhail Karelin, and Sarah D. Phillips, “A View from the Frontlines in Slavyansk, Ukraine: HIV Prevention, Drug Treatment, and Help for People Who Use Drugs in a Conflict Zone.” International Journal of Drug Policy 26(1) doi:10.1016/j.drugpo.2014.11.009.

2014    Jill Owczarzak, Olga Filippova, and Sarah D. Phillips, “A novel, bottom-up approach to promote evidence-based HIV prevention for people who inject drugs in Ukraine: Protocol for the MICT (‘Bridge’) HIV Prevention Exchange Project.” Implementation Science 9:18.

2014    Jill Owczarzak and Sarah D. Phillips, “Responsibility, Trust, and Transformation in Ukrainian Public Health” Perspectives on Europe 44(2).

Disability and Disability Rights in Ukraine

2012    “Representations of disability in print news media in postsocialist Ukraine.” Disability & Society 27(4):487-502.

2012    “Implications of EU Accession for Disability Rights Legislation and Housing in Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia, and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.” Journal of Disability Policy Studies 23(1):26-38. doi:10.1177/1044207311414681.

2012    “Women with Disabilities in the Europe and Eurasia Region.” Washington, D.C.: USAID. (99 pp.)

2012    “Citizenship and Human Mobility: Disability and the ‘Etatization’ of Soviet and post-Soviet Space.” Russia in Motion: Essays on the Politics, Society and Culture of Human Mobility, 1850-Present, ed. John Randolph and Eugene M. Avrutin, pp. 253-272. Urbana: University of Illinois Press.

2012    “Disability, Sexuality, and Masculinity in Post-Soviet Ukraine.” The Journal of Social Policy Studies 10(2):235-258. (in Russian)

2012    “The Space of Disability Rights Activism in Postsocialist Ukraine: NGOs and Civil Society between the Local and the Global.” The Journal of Social Policy Studies, special issue on the History of Disabilities 10(1):43-60. (in Russian)

2011    “EU Disability Policy and Implications of EU Accession for Disability Rights in Education and Employment in Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia, and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.” Journal of Disability Policy Studies 22(4):206-217. doi:10.1177/1044207311414710.

2010    “Disability, Sexuality, and Masculinity in Post-Soviet Ukraine.”  Sexuality and Disability Research: Sexual Politics, Identity, Access and Policy, ed. Russell Shuttleworth and Teela Sanders, pp. 99-120. Leeds: The Disability Press.

2009    “Civil Society and Disability Rights in Post-Soviet Ukraine: NGOs and Prospects for Change.” Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies 16(1):275-291.

2009    “‘There Are No Invalids in the USSR!’ A Missing Soviet Chapter in the New Disability History.” Disability Studies Quarterly 29(3).

2006    “Parallel Worlds:  People with disabilities don’t need pity and charity. They need opportunities to live and work.” Korrespondent, December 2, 2006 (in Russian).

2002    “Living in a Parallel World: Disability in Post-Soviet Ukraine.” Russian and East European Center News (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) 100:1-2.

Conference papers available online:

2007   “‘Survivor’ in Ukraine: Living Disability in a Post-Soviet State,” (presented at the symposium “Challenges, Choices and Context: Health Behaviors in Eastern Europe and Eurasia,” University of Texas, Austin, March 23-24, 2007).

2005   “Disability and Citizenship in Post-Soviet Ukraine: An Anthropological Critique,” paper presented at the First Annual Danyliw Research Seminar in Contemporary Ukrainian Studies at the Chair of Ukrainian Studies, University of Ottawa, September 29-October 2, 2005.

Women and Civil Society in post-Soviet Ukraine

2014    “The Women’s Squad in Ukraine’s protests: Feminism, nationalism, and militarism on the Maidan” American Ethnologist 41(3): 414-426.

2011    “Prove it to Me: The Life of a Jewish Social Activist in Ukraine.”  The Many Faces of Women in Today’s Ukraine, ed. Marian J. Rubchak, pp. 65-87. Oxford: Berghahn.

2008    Women’s Social Activism in the New Ukraine: Development and the Politics of Differentiation.  Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

2005    “Will the Market Set Them Free?  Women, NGOs, and Social Enterprise in Ukraine.” Human Organization 64(3):251- 64.

2005    “Civil Society and Healing: Theorizing Women’s Social Activism in Post-Soviet Ukraine.”  Ethnos 70(4): 489-514.

2004    “Women and Development in Postsocialism: Theory and Power East and West.” SouthernAnthropologist 30(1): 19-37.

2000    “NGOs in Ukraine: The Makings of a Women’s Space?” The Anthropology of East Europe Review 18(2): 23-29.

A Ukrainian folk healer—or babka—treats
a young woman.

Ukrainian Folk Medicine: Ethnographic video

“Shapes in the Wax” can be ordered by emailing Sarah Phillips.

Companion articles to the video have been published in English and Ukrainian:

2005    “Folk Medicine Rituals in Rural Western Ukraine: Babky-Sheptukhi.” Etnichna Istoria Narodiv Evropy (Ethnic History of Peoples of Europe) Vol. 20, pp. 107-16 (in Ukrainian).

2004    “Waxing Like the Moon: Women Folk Healers in Rural Western Ukraine.” Folklorica 9(1): 13-45.

2001    “Shapes in the Wax: Babki-Sheptukhi (Folk Healers), Their Craft, and Their Roles in Ukrainian Village Society.” Kulturni Hrona Dnistra (Cultural Chronicles of the Dnister), ed. Valentin Stetsyk, pp. 55-69.  Ivano-Frankivs’k: Lileya (in Ukrainian).

Health and Healing after Chernobyl

2012    “An Illustrated Guide to the Post-Catastrophe Future(with Sarah Ostaszewski). Anthropology of East Europe Review, special issue on “The Chernobyl Syndrome: The Disaster’s Legacies in Postsocialist Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union,” 30(1): 127-40.

2004    “Chernobyl’s Sixth Sense: The Symbolism of an Ever-Present Awareness.”  Anthropology and Humanism 29(2):159-185.

2002    “Half-Lives and Healthy Bodies: Discourses on ‘Contaminated’ Foods and Healing in Post-Chernobyl Ukraine.” Food and Foodways 10(1-2): 27-53.