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Ekaterina Shatalova - New PhD student at the Department of Global Studies

Ekaterina Shatalova is enrolled as a PhD student from 1 May and will be part of the research project “PUBLISH: Children’s Books in the Russia-Ukraine War.”

Ekaterina Shatalova,born in the USSR, holds a Master’s degree in Victorian Literature from the University of Oxford. A prolific translator of children’s books and TV shows, she scouts and reviews books for British and Russian publishers. In 2022, she graduated with a distinction from a joint two-year Master programme in Children’s Literature, Media & Culture from the Universities of Glasgow, Aarhus, and Tilburg. She is returning to Aarhus to conduct her PhD as part of a joint research project “PUBLISH: Children’s Books in the Russia-Ukraine War.”

PUBLISH investigates contemporary publishing of Ukrainian and Russian wartime children’s books that voice otherwise underrepresented child experiences of war and migration. PUBLISH brings together an interdisciplinary team of humanities and social sciences researchers with expertise in publishing studies, non-formal youth education, and children’s book studies to document the publication of such books, as a creation process amid destruction, and to develop a conceptual framework for interpreting possibilities and strategies of the independent publishers.

Ekaterina Shatalova
School of Culture and Society
Department of Global Studies
Jens Chr. Skous Vej 7
Building 1467, room 319
8000 Aarhus C