Vitaly Chernetsky is Associate Professor and Director of Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies at the University of Kansas (Kansas, USA). He completed his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and Literary Theory at the University of Pennsylvania. His research interests include Russian literature and culture (film, theatre, visual arts); Ukrainian literature and culture; East and Central European literatures and cultures; intellectual history of Russia and Ukraine; cultural aspects of globalization; postmodernism/postmodernity; Modernism/modernity; modernist and postmodernist writing worldwide; postcolonial theory and postcolonial writing; identity and community; diasporic cultures; nationalism and ethnicity; literary and cultural theory; cultural studies; film theory; feminist theory; gender and LGBT studies. He is the current president of the American Association for Ukrainian Studies.
His book Mapping Postcommunist Cultures was released in Ukrainian translation by the Krytyka publishing house in 2013.