Julia Khrebtan-Hörhager’s article published in EuropeNow

Along with coauthor Evgeniya Pyatovskaya—a Ph.D. Candidate at South Florida University—Associate Professor Julia Khrebtan-Hörhager has published the article “The banality of World War ‘Z’” in EuropeNow as part of their series on the Ukraine Crisis.


As Russia’s aggression endures in Ukraine and the West has punished Russia with economic sanctions and “cancel culture,” the largest country in the world has irreversibly changed. The war symbol Z, which first emerged on Russia’s tanks engaged in Ukraine, has been strategically used in patriotic slogans meant to unite the nation in its alleged fight against Nazism and genocide.


The Banality of World War “Z”