Ievgeniia Sakal is a PhD Candidate in the Department of History specializing in Eastern European and Russian history. Her research explores religious and intellectual history of early modern Russia, Ukraine and the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth including book printing and trade, religious debates and circulation of religious writings. Her dissertation, “Troubles with Books: Reading and Polemicizing about Religion in the Seventeenth-Century Russian and Ukraine,” explores Russo-Ukrainian debates on the Council of Florence (1431-1449) and the Eucharist in the context of limited availability of books combined with a post-Reformation attention to texts. For her research, Ievgeniia uses Ukrainian, Russian, Polish, Church Slavonic, German and French and at times Latin and Ancient Greek.
Ievgeniia earned her MA in History of Eastern Europe and BA in History from the National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy” (Kyiv, Ukraine). She obtained her second MA in History and a minor in Religious Studies from Central European University (Budapest, Hungary). At Yale, she is a fellow at the Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning where she leads workshops on evidence-based and effective teaching.