Displaced Ukrainian scholar continues his research and writing at Yale Divinity School


Historian Viacheslav Lytvynenko has come to Yale Divinity School to resume his research under the auspices of the Scholars at Risk program which provides a temporary, usually year-long, professional appointment to scholars, activists, writers, and artists who are facing persecution because of their work or another reason. The scholars might be fleeing from unsafe conditions or have been displaced and are looking for a permanent home. They receive financial support as well as personal and professional guidance from their host school or department at Yale. Lytvynenko, who arrived in New Haven in March 2023 and whose appointment will run through April 2024, has continued to feel the reverberations of the war in his academic work. 


To learn more about Yale’s Scholars at Risk program, visit the program’s page.

To learn more about Yale’s response to the invasion of Ukraine, visit the news page.

To learn more about this scholar’s journey, visit the Yale Divinity School website.