Serhiy Bilenky is Research Associate at the Peter Jacyk Centre for Ukrainian Historical Research at the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, University of Alberta. He received Candidate of Sciences degree from Kyiv Shevchenko National University (1997) and PhD (in History) from the University of Toronto (2007). Bilenky taught courses on Russian, Ukrainian, and east European histories at the University of Toronto (2009-2010; 2013-2016), Columbia University (2009-2012), and Harvard Ukrainian Summer Institute (2014-2019). He’s the author or editor of the following books: Mykhailo Maksymovych ta osvitni praktyky na Pravoberezhnii Ukraїni u pershii polovyni XIX stolittia (Kyiv, 1999) (coauthored with Viktor Korotkyi); Romantic Nationalism in Eastern Europe: Russian, Polish, and Ukrainian Political Imaginations (Stanford University Press, 2012); Imperial Urbanism in the Borderlands: Kyiv, 1800-1905 (University of Toronto Press, 2018). He’s also the editor of the selected writings of the 19th-century Ukrainian intellectuals Fashioning Modern Ukraine: Selected Writings of Mykola Kostomarov, Volodymyr Antonovych, and Mykhailo Drahomanov (Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, 2014). His current project is Laboratory of Modernity: Ukraine, 1772-1914 – a history of Ukraine during the “long” 19th century.