Our Team

Geneviève Zubrzycki 

Principal Investigator

Geneviève Zubrzycki is William H. Sewell Jr. Collegiate Professor of Sociology and Director of the Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia at the University of Michigan. She is on the Board of Directors for the Reckoning Project and leads the TRP’s U-M team. A comparative-historical and cultural sociologist, she specializes in nationalism and religion; collective memory and national mythology; and politics and aesthetics.

Arina Bustillos

Research Project Coordinator

 Arina coordinates all administrative and research aspects of The Reckoning Project at WCEE, supervising the Project’s various teams at U-M. She holds an undergraduate degree in Sociology and a Master’s degree in International and Regional Studies with a specialization in Eastern Europe from the University of Michigan. Arina also serves as a volunteer translator for a pro-bono refugee translation collective.

Derek Groom

Outreach Coordinator

Derek manages all outreach efforts for The Reckoning Project at WCEE and develops its communications strategy. He previously served as Academic Program Specialist for the University of Michigan’s Center for Emerging Democracies (2018-2023). Before coming to the U-M, Derek worked in Washington, DC at the American Councils for International Education, administering the Overseas Flagship Programs and Flagship Language Initiatives in Eurasia and Africa.

Svitlana Rogovyk


In the Translation and Editing Team, Svitlana performs the duties of both translator and team leader. Svitlana is director of the Slavic language program in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, and coordinator of the Ukrainian language, literature, and culture undergraduate program at the University of Michigan. Her expertise lies in the fields of translation, language program curriculum design, proficiency assessment, and language pedagogy. 

Arthur Mengozzi

Translator and Editor

Arthur is a doctoral student in Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Michigan. As part of the U-M team, he translates and edits the testimonies. Beyond Ukrainian, Arthur operates in Russian, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, French, Spanish, Polish, Swedish, and German with varying levels of fluency. Arthur enjoys playing and watching sports, reading, and foreign language study, and he is a proud member of the University of Michigan Men’s Glee Club. 

Kristin Foringer

Data Analysis Team Supervisor

Kristin is a PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology with expertise in political conflict, human rights, and collective memory. In Fall 2022-Winter 2023, she oversaw a team of student research assistants as part of the Sociology course. Kristin trained the students in coding methodology and qualitative data analysis, working closely with The Reckoning Project’s Legal Data Archivist. Her research on civil conflict and state policies of memory production and victim reparation in Columbia was funded by the National Science Foundation and the United States Institute of Peace. 

Sinclair Dennison

Research Assistant

Fall 2023-current

Major(s): Sociology; Law, Justice, and Social Change
Minor(s): Afroamerican and African studies

Lily Gibbons

Research Assistant

Winter 2023-Summer 2023, current

Major(s): Law, Justice, and Social Change; Psychology

Brina Golubovic

Research Assistant

Winter 2023-current

Major(s): Political Science

Minor(s): Law, Justice, and Social Change

Sophia Grant

Senior Research Assistant

Fall 2022-current

Major(s): International Studies; History

Minor(s): Law, Justice, and Social Change

Kenichi Lobbezoo

Research Assistant

Winter 2023-Spring 2024

Major(s): Political Science

Alexander Moldovan

Research Assistant

Fall 2023-current

Major(s): Sociology

Minor(s): Quantitative Methods in Social Science (QMSS)

McKeathan Robertson

Research Assistant

Fall 2022-Winter 2023

Major(s): History; Political Science

McKeathan went on to become a Paralegal Specialist at the U.S. Department of Justice

Colleen Sharkey

Research Assistant

Fall 2022-Summer 2023

Major(s): History; Political Science

Minor(s): Eastern European and Eurasian Studies

Colleen is currently a student at the University of Virginia School of Law

Eliana Spierer

Research Assistant

Fall 2023-current

Major(s): Sociology; Law, Justice, and Social Change

Minor(s): Philosophy

Eveliina Taylor

Research Assistant

Fall 2023

Major(s):  Sociology; Law, Justice, and Social Change

Minor(s): Entrepreneurship

Anaïs Zubrzycki-Johnson

Research Assistant

Winter 2022, Summer 2023, current

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