Marusya Bociurkiw Biography
Bociurkiw’s memoir, Comfort Food for Breakups: The Memoir of a Hungry Girl, received Foreword Magazine’s INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award (2007), the Independent Publisher Book Awards (silver) for Best Autobiography/Memoir (2008); and was short-listed for the Golden Crown Literary Award, Lesbian Short Story Essay Collection, and the prestigious Kobzar Literary Award and the Lambda Literary Award (2008). Bociurkiw was the 2013 recipient of the Deans’ Scholarly, Research and Creative Activity Award at Ryerson University. Her short story, “A Girl, Waiting,” was short-listed for the 2015 CBC Creative Non-Fiction Award. The anthology Unbound: Ukrainian Canadians Writing Home, which included her story”Bringing Back Memory” won a 2018 Kobzar Award. . Her memoir Food Was Her Country was shortlisted for a 2019 Lambda Award.
Marusya Bociurkiw is a famous Blogger, who was born on May 25, 1958 in Canada.
According to Astrologers, Marusya Bociurkiw zodiac sign is Gemini Bociurkiw is also an award-winning writer and media studies scholar. Her narrative and critical writing have been widely published in such journals and collections as Border/Lines, Fuse, Rites Magazine, The Journey Prize Anthology (McClelland & Stewart), Dykewords (Women’s Press), Queer Looks (Routledge), Two Lands, New Vision (Coteau) and Unbound: Ukrainian Canadians Writing Home (University of Toronto Press). In 1994, Bociurkiw published her first book, The Woman Who Loved Airports (Press Gang) a collection of short stories, followed by a poetry collection, Halfway to the East (Lazara Press 1999). In 1999, she completed an MA in Social and Political Thought, at York University (Toronto, Ontario, Canada). Bociurkiw’s creative and scholarly careers have always been intertwined. While teaching sessional positions, completing a PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of British Columbia (2005) and later working as a Professor in the Radio and Television Arts (RTA) School of Media, Ryerson University (2007 to present), she completed her first novel, The Children of Mary (Inanna 2006), and her award-winning memoir, Comfort Food for Breakups (Arsenal 2007). In 2011, she published the academic book, Feeling Canadian: Television Nationalism & Affect (Wilfrid Laurier University Press).
Bociurkiw completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts (1982) at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD) University. While there, she discovered feminist art and the new field of video art. She studied with Bruce Barber and Garry Neill Kennedy. She was part of what Barber has called “the gathering momentum of a feminist movement at NSCAD”, co-founding the Women Artists’ File at the NSCAD Library, which later inspired the Toronto-based Women’s Art Resource Centre. She was active on the board of the Centre for Art Tapes in Halifax, where she curated a Toronto-Halifax exchange of activist performance art entitled “Performance As Resistance” (1985), which featured dub poets Lillian Allen and Clifton Joseph, humourist Sheila Gostick and Halifax a capella group Four The Moment.
Bociurkiw’s most recent film—This is Gay Propaganda: LGBT Rights and the War in Ukraine—highlights the role of LGBT activists in the 2013 Euromaidan and 2014 Ukrainian revolution, which culminated in the expulsion of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych. LGBT people in Ukraine had a lot to lose from the rise of Russian political influences there. As a result of the illegal occupation and annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation in 2014—bringing it under the Russian LGBT propaganda law—many LGBT Ukrainians from Crimea and Donetsk were forced to flee to safe houses in Kiev and Odessa. Though the law criminalizing same sex sexual activity under Soviet Union law was revoked when Ukraine achieved independence in 1991, there remains a high level of social censure. Political leaders in Ukraine, before and after Euromaidan, have been reluctant to pass anti-discrimination legislation, despite pressure to comply with the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union. After many delays, a law banning workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity was finally passed on November 12, 2015. Russian and religious influences continue to threaten the safety and social recognition of LGBT people in Ukraine. Bociurkiw’s film draws attention to this struggle and gives voice to the heroes of the Ukrainian LGBT rights movement.
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Bociurkiw was born in Edmonton, Alberta to Vera Anne (née Wasylyshyn) and Bohdan Rostyslav Bociurkiw,. Her father was co-founder of the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies. Ukrainian history and culture were central to Bociurkiw’s childhood, and instilled in her a sense of Ukrainian identity and history, as well as a desire to rewrite that history. This is a common thread throughout Bociurkiw’s books, essays, and films: reflecting critically and intersectionally on what it means to be Ukrainian, Canadian, feminist, and lesbian. Ksenya Kiebuzinski, of the Petro Jacyk program for the Study of Ukraine at the Munk School of Global Affairs, has said that Bociurkiw’s work brings awareness of the diversity that exists within the Ukraine. “She’s changing people’s attitudes,” said Kiebuzinski, in an article in Ryerson University’s The Eyeopener.
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Bociurkiw promotes feminist and anti-racist pedagogy and research through the Studio for Media Activism & Critical Thought, a research hub at Ryerson University that blurs the boundaries between media art, activism, and scholarly investigation. It organizes a yearly speakers’ series, symposia, student mentorship, and an online graduate journal. In 2015, the Studio’s Speaker Series—which is open to Ryerson students, faculty and the public—featured Indigenous Scholar, Dr. Raven Sinclair; media artist, Deanna Bowen; and anti-poverty activists Cathy Crowe. More recently, The Studio has organized the annual Laboratory for Feminist Memory, that celebrates and remediates the archive of Toronto second wave feminism – especially its intersectional, racialized and queer aspects., featuring such artists as Midi Onodera, Thirza Cuthand, and Zainub Verjee.
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Marusya Ranked on the list of most popular Blogger. Also ranked in the elit list of famous celebrity born in Canada. As founder of the feminist video collective Emma Productions, and as an out queer, Bociurkiw was very active in the Toronto and Vancouver feminist movement, peace, and LGBT social movements throughout the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. In the 1980s, she was active in Women’s Action for Peace, International Women’s Day Coalition, the pro-choice movement, the Latin American solidarity movement, and Women for Economic Justice While living in Montreal, she co-designed and co-taught the first course on LGBT cinema in Canada, at Concordia University, with Thomas Waugh. She was among the first group of women in Canada to enter the male-dominated field of media art, and to use film and video to draw attention to women’s, labour and other issues.
Bociurkiw continues to engage in activist research, teaching, and production; initiating courses like Social Justice Media and #Activism. In 2016, she published the article “Big Affect: The Ephemeral Archive of Second Wave Feminist Video Collectives in Canada,” the result of several years’ research into Canadian feminist media history and its intersections with broadcast technologies and activism.