Ottawa-born Talia Zajac is now completing her studies in Toronto. She is a multi-layered woman, writing poetry, short stories, lyrics and pursuing a Ph.D. in history.
We saw a brilliant performance of The Golden Harvest, an Oratorio to which she wrote the lyrics. This piece commemorates Ukranian history in the prairies.
Talia studies medieval history, with a focus on queenship. Her research examines the experiences of ruling women, the displacement they experienced when married, and the durability of their elite status.
You can read a fascinating interview with Talia where she discusses the Orthodox Slavic rulers of the east forming marriage alliances with Catholic rulers in the west.
Royal Studies Journal