Stacey Zembrzycki

I am a visiting oral historian at the Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling at Concordia University. Currently, I am in the process of revising my Ph.D. dissertation, “Memory, Identity, and the Challenge of Community Among Ukrainians in the Sudbury Region, 1901-1939,” for publication. My dissertation, which is based upon 82 oral history interviews, not only reconstructs the contours of this ethnic community and the ways in which its members, both immigrants and those of Ukrainian descent, negotiated their places within and outside of it, but also includes a discussion of my archive stories. Sensitive to what constitutes as an archive, it is a highly personal journey into my imagined Ukrainian community, my Baba’s (grandmother) Ukrainian community, and the communities which other Ukrainians in the Sudbury region have experienced. To date, I have published two articles, in Labour/Le Travail and the Journal of Canadian Studies (forthcoming), which are based upon this research.

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