Yana Prymachenko

Research Scholar, History
Office Phone
111 Dickinson Hall

A native of Ukraine, Yana Prymachenko received her Ph.D. from the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. She was a research scholar at the Institute of History of Ukraine from 2003 to 2022. She joined the faculty at Princeton as Visiting Scholar in the fall of 2022. Her research interests vary greatly, ranging from the Soviet culture in the 1920s-30s, the history of the Second World War, the memory politics in Russia and Eastern Europe to the study of Soviet propaganda and informational wars.

She is an author and co-author of 10 books dedicated to the history of Ukraine. Dr. Prymachenko made a significant media contribution to promoting historical knowledge in the public sphere. She is an author of more than 80 scientific, encyclopedic and journalistic articles. Her current research focuses on the mediatization of history and historical fakes in media.

Area of Interest
History & Public Policy
History of World War II
Memory Studies
Public History
Visual Culture
20th Century
21st Century
Russia and Eurasia