Yuki Murata

Yuki Murata is a PhD candidate at the University of Vienna and will join the NTAutonomy team from March 1st 2021. He studied Russian and Ukrainian history at the University of Tokyo and obtained BA degree in 2016 and MA degree in 2018. He was a visiting research fellow at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy in 2019. The topic for his PhD thesis is the institutional and social nationalization during the revolutionary period in Ukraine, 1914-1923, with special focus on the creation of a distinct national category and an autonomous unit for "Great-Russians". His research interests also include the nationality politics of the Russian and Soviet Empire, political thoughts on non-territorial and territorial autonomy as well as federalism in 20th century Eastern Europe, and nation, nationalism, ethnicity studies.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement no 758015