Natalia Aponiuk

Associate Professor of Slavic Studies (Russian / Ukrainian)

Office location: 304 Isbister Building 

Phone: (204)474-8924



  • Ph.D. Toronto
  • M.A. Toronto
  • B.A. (Hons.) Saskatchewan


  • Editor, Canadian Ethnic Studies
  • Member (ex officio), Executive, Canadian Ethnic Studies Association
  • Editorial Board, Australian Canadian Studies
  • Vice-President, Canadian Association of Slavists
  • Member, General Assembly, Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Member, Executive Committee, Faculty of Arts
  • Research Grants: University of Winnipeg Inter-University Research Grant (with John. C. Lehr), Association for Canadian Studies Research Grant


Russian Literature: Gogol, Chekhov, Film, Women; Ukrainian Literature: Film, Women; Ukrainian Canadian Literature; Russian and Ukrainian Cultures; Russian and Ukrainian Languages


Commemoration of Gogol in Ukraine; Jacob Maydanyk and Ukrainian Literature and Art in Canada; Defining Ethno-Cultural Identity


  • “Do You Know the Ukrainian Night?”: Literature, Identity, and the Commemoration of Gogol in Contemporary Ukraine” (with John C. Lehr) (submitted)
  • “The Function of Non-Ukrainian Given Names.” Namenforschung und Geschichtswissenschaften, Literarische Onomastik, Namenrecht, Augsgewahlte Beitrage. Vol. 6 of Onomastik. Ed. Dieter Kremer et al. Tubingen: Max Niemeyer Verlag, 2002. 211-215.
  • Educating Citizens for a Pluralistic Society. (Ed. with Rosa Bruno-Jofre.) Calgary: Canadian Ethnic Studies, 2001.
  • Ethnic Themes in Canadian Literature. (Ed.) Special issue of Canadian Ethnic Studies 28.1 (1996).


For more information contact:
Natalia Aponiuk
Department of German and Slavic Studies
University of Manitoba 
328 Fletcher Argue Building
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Canada R3T 2N2
Phone: (204) 474-9370
Fax: (204) 474-7601