Mace, James

Mace, James, b 18 February 1952 in Muskogee, Oklahoma, d 3 May 2004 in Kyiv. Historian. He graduated from the University of Michigan (PH D, 1981). He worked at the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute, where he studied the Famine-Genocide of 1932–3 (1984–6), and directed the US (Congress) Commission on the Ukraine Famine in Washington, DC (1986–90). He wrote the Report to Congress (1988) resulting from the commission’s research, as well as the monograph Communism and the Dilemmas of National Liberation: National Communism in Soviet Ukraine, 1918–1933 (1983). He was the founder and chairman of the American Friends of Memorial. He moved to Ukraine in 1993 and from 1995 taught political science at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. He wrote a regular column for the Kyiv newspaper Den' and numerous articles for other Ukrainian periodicals. His articles for the newspaper Den', edited by Larysa Ivshyna, appeared in a book form in Ukrainian (as Den' i vichnist' Dzheimsa Meisa, 2005) and English (Day and Eternity of James Mace, 2005). Two other collections of Mace’s articles were also published in the book form in Kyiv: Vashi mertvi vybraly mene... (Your Dead Have Chosen Me..., 2008), edited by Ivshyna, and Ukraïna: materializatsiia pryvydiv (Ukraine: The Materialization of Phantoms, 2016), edited by Nataliia Dziubenko-Mace.

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