Congratulations to PhD Candidate Anna Paliy on receiving a SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship Award!

May 29, 2020 by Tara Maher

Congratulations to PhD candidate Anna Paliy on being awarded a 2020 SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship Award! The SSHRC Doctoral Fellowships support high-calibre students engaged in doctoral programs in the social sciences and humanities. 

Anna’s dissertation is titled, “Stitching Outskirts: Women Artists’ Intercultural Reception of Slavic Ballet Stage Costume, 1910-1930.” She is supervised by Dr. Sarah Gutsche-Miller.

About Anna
Anna’s academic work explores French and English audience reception histories of Slavic concert dance (i.e., classical and avant-garde ballet) between the years 1910-1930, focusing on the storytelling and socializing potential inherent in the sensory language of costume and textile design. She is a member and research assistant at the Institute for Dance Studies, and an alumna of the Emerging Arts Critics Programme organized by the National Ballet of Canada, Canadian Opera Company, and Toronto Symphony Orchestra (2019). Her scholarly essays have been published in the journals Kino (University of Western Ontario), Semicolon (University of Western Ontario), and Transverse (University of Toronto), while her music and dance reviews appear in The Dance Current and The WholeNote magazines. Formerly a provincially competitive rhythmic gymnast in Kiev/Ukraine, Lyon/France, and Ontario, Anna now enjoys practicing circus acrobatics and painting in her spare time.

For more information about Anna’s research and art practice, visit her website:

Please join us in congratulating Anna on her outstanding achievement!