Rory Finnin is Professor of Ukrainian Studies at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Robinson College, Cambridge. He launched the Cambridge Ukrainian Studies programme in 2008.
Finnin's primary research interest is the interplay of culture and identity in Ukraine. His broader research interests include nationalism studies, solidarity studies, and cultural memory in the region of the Black Sea. He is also co-organiser of the Disinformation and Media Literacy Special Interest Group at the University of Cambridge.
His new book, Blood of Others: Stalin's Crimean Atrocity and the Poetics of Solidarity (2022), has won seven international book awards, earning distinctions in the fields of Ukrainian Studies, European Studies, Slavic Studies, nationalism studies, and genocide studies.
Finnin is also winner of a Teaching Award for Outstanding Lecturer from the Cambridge University Students' Union (CUSU), the representative body for all students at the University.
Finnin has appeared on such media outlets as BBC, CNN, Sky News, and Al Jazeera. His commentary has been quoted in The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, The Times, The New Yorker, and Newsweek, among other periodicals.
Finnin is a native of Cleveland, Ohio and a graduate of St Ignatius High School, Georgetown University (BA) and Columbia University (PhD). In 1995-97 he served as a US Peace Corps Volunteer in Ukraine. He lives with his family in Cambridge.
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