Myroslava Tomorug Znayenko is Professor Emeritus of Slavic Languages and Literatures and former Director of Central and East European Studies at Rutgers University, Newark, N. J. She has been Adjunct Professor in Ukrainian at Columbia University (1990-2000), Visiting Scholar at Harvard, the Harriman Institute, Columbia University, the Hokkaido University Slavic Research Center (Japan), and has held several distinguished awards and research and travel grants, including a Fulbright to Ukraine (2009/10). She has a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, MA from Yale, MLS from Columbia, and Ph.D. in Slavic Languages, Literatures and Civilizations from Columbia University (1973).
Myroslava Znayenko is the author of The Gods of Ancient Slavs (1980), reissued by Slavica (2016); Ucrainica at Hokkaido University (1995), studies on Volodymyr Vynnychenko in Slavic Studies in the Narrative and Visual Arts in Honor of William E. Harkins (2000) and in Volodymyr Vynnychenko: In Quest of Aesthetic, Individual, and Civic Harmony (2005), as well as numerous articles on Slavic mythology and Ukrainian, Czech and Slovak, literatures. Her most recent article on Lina Kostenko is in the June 2019 issue of Slovo I Chas.
Myroslava Znayenko is on the Executive Boards of Columbia University's Advisory Board on Ukrainian Studies, The Shevchenko Scientific Society, The Ukrainian Academy of Arts and Sciences in U.S., and is a former President and current Board member of AAUS. She is a member of ASEEES and ASN and has served on the Board of ASN.