The European Union Center is pleased to announce that Dr. Markian Dobczansky has joined the center as its new Associate Director. Dr. Dobczansky teaches classes in European Studies and serves as Director of Graduate Studies for the MAEUS program. Prior to joining the University of Illinois, he was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Toronto and Columbia University. He received a Ph.D. in Russian/Soviet history from Stanford University with a dissertation on the politics of culture in twentieth-century Kharkiv. His research interests include the history of the Soviet Union, Ukraine, and Russia, the politics of culture, urban history, and the Cold War. He has also worked in an administrative capacity at the Central Eurasian Studies Society, the Shevchenko Scientific Society in the U.S., and the Kennan Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Dr. Dobczansky is currently an Associate at the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute. He speaks Ukrainian, Russian, and German, and has studied Qazaq and Armenian.