Kateryna Chernii


Kateryna Chernii
PhD Candidate

Am Neuen Markt 9d
14467 Potsdam
Raum 1.06

chernii [at] zzf-potsdam.de

01.2019 – 04.2019
Internship in the German Football Association at the department of Social Responsibility and Fan Affairs

03.2018 – 07.2018
Fellow of the International Parliamentary Scholarship of the German Parliament, internship at the office of the member of the German Parliament Ulrike Bahr

03.2017 – 12.2017
Student Research Assistant at the graduate school „GDR and the European dictatorships after 1945” at the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena

10.2015 – 12.2017
M.A. History and Politics of the 20th century at the Friedrich-Schiller- University Jena (DAAD - Scholarship holder)

09.2014 – 08.2015
Voluntary Social Year in Politics at the Protestant Academy in Lutherstadt Wittenberg

09.2010 – 08.2014
Voluntary activity at the Kyiv Educational Center „Tolerspace“, tutor assistant at the inter-ethnic summer school “Sources of Tolerance” in Ukraine

09.2010 – 06.2014
B.A. History at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv

born in Kyiv, Ukraine

Research Project

Football in post-communist Ukraine: on the way to transformation

Transformation of Ukrainian football after the collapse of the Soviet Union will be researched in this project. On the one hand this topic provides a possibility to explore the legacies of communism in the specific field of football that is not well researched but socially important. On the other hand the complexity of football organization represents an accomplished research field to deal with the role of the new and old elites in the process of football transformation. In this context football can be seen as a small projection of the contradictions and different ideological imprints of post-communist Ukraine. The main goal of this project is to analyze the transformation of Ukrainian football focusing on the role of the new and old elites in this process. This research will examine in which way and under which circumstances transformation of football took place in post-communist Ukraine. The transformation processes in the field of football will be divided in this project into the three main problem areas: football within the transformation of the whole national sport system, the transformation of football clubs from a state-controlled sport system into a market-based competition and the transformation of the sports reporting. This project will use published and unpublished documents, archival materials of the Soviet and Ukrainian Institutions; the archives of the Ukrainian football clubs; Soviet and Ukrainian press organs; memoirs and interviews with people who actively shaped and influenced the transformation processes in Ukrainian football.