Kateryna Budz

Kateryna Budz (Ukraine/UK)

British Academy’s Researchers at Risk Fellow, School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh
Visegrad Scholarship at OSA
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Research Title: 
The Ukrainian Greek Catholics in the Underground: Faith on the Margins of Soviet Society (1946–1989)
Research Description: 

This project focuses on the strategies of accommodation and resistance that the members of the clandestine Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC) employed in relation to the Soviet state. In particular, the study looks at how these strategies contributed to the Church’s survival in the underground during several decades (1946–1989) of her official “non-existence” in the Soviet Union. More generally, the project seeks to analyze how the struggle for the legalization of the UGCC fed into a broader dissident movement and the context of the Cold War.

Dr Kateryna Budz is a British Academy’s Researchers at Risk Fellow at the School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh. She specializes in the history of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in Eastern Galicia, with a particular focus on the Soviet period. She holds a PhD in History from the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. In 2012–2013, she was a Black Sea Link Fellow at the New Europe College (Bucharest, Romania). She also conducted her research at the University of Toronto (2014) and at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle/Saale, Germany (2015). During 2022–2023, Dr Budz was a Combe Trust Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of Edinburgh. In 2023, she was an Ecclesiastical History Society Fellow at the School of Divinity at the same university.