Language: German, Ukrainian, Russian, French
Research/Language Interests: Twentieth to twenty-first century German literature with a specific focus on migrants and refugees in Berlin; city literature from the 19th to 21st century; theories of transculturality, transnationality, and cultural belonging; literature and politics; women’s writing in Central and Eastern Europe; feminist theory.
About: After finishing her BA and MA in Lviv, Ukraine, Oksana Stoychuk worked as an interpreter in many cultural institutions across Europe and as lecturer at Ivan Franko National University of Lviv and the Ukrainian Catholic University. In 2011 she enrolled in the Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School of Literary Studies at the Freie Universität Berlin, writing her dissertation on “Transcultural Berlin Literature after 1989”. In 2012/2013 she received a research fellowship at the University of Cambridge. In January 2017, she defended her PhD at the Freie Universität Berlin. Her multiple experiences of migration and multilingual background shaped her research and teaching interests. Combining literary, cultural, migration, and urban studies, her research focuses on narratives of belonging in contemporary literature, specifically in works written on and in Berlin between the 1960s and today. Analyzing the literature of ‘guest workers’, migrants, and refugees in Berlin, Oksana Stoychuk investigates the transformation of such notions as culture, nation, belonging, and community in contemporary German literature and culture. Currently, she is preparing her book for publication.
• Freie Universität Berlin, PhD in German Studies (2017)
• Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Ukraine, MA in German Studies (2008)
• Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Ukraine, BA in German Studies (2007)