Frank E. Sysyn (Ukrainian: Франк Сисин, 27 December 1946 in Passaic, New Jersey) is an American historian of Ukrainian origin. His grandmother was from Ukraine.
He graduated from Princeton University (1968), the University of London (1969), and Harvard University (PH D, 1976), taught at Harvard University (1976–85), and was an associate director of the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute (1985–8). He was appointed the first director of the Petro Yatsyk Centre for Ukrainian Historical Research at the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies (CIUS) in 1989, University of Alberta, in Edmonton, Alberta, and has served as editor-in-chief of its Hrushevsky Translation Project, which is preparing and publishing an English-language translation of Mykhailo Hrushevsky’s 10-volume Istoriia Ukraïny-Rusy. He served as an acting director of the CIUS in 1991–93 and currently serves as the head of the Toronto Office of the CIUS. He is also actively engaged with the development of the Ukrainian Studies Program at the Harriman Institute of Columbia University in New York as well as the Ukrainian Free University in Munich. He is a specialist on 17th-century Ukraine.
- «The Social Causes of the Khmel'nyts'kyi Uprising» in Samuel Baron and Nancy Shields Kollmann, eds., Religion and Culture in Early Modern Russia and Ukraine (DeKalb: Northern Illinois Press, 1997), pp. 52–70
- "The Ukrainian Famine of 1932-33: The Role of Ukrainian Diaspora in Research and Public Discussion, in Problems of Genocide: Proceedings of the International Conference on «Problems of Genocide» (April 21–23, 1995, National Academy of Sciences, Yerevan, Republic of Armenia) (Cambridge, MA; Toronto: Zoryan Institute, 1997), pp. 74–117
- «The Union of Brest and the Question of National Identity» in Hans-Joachim Torke, ed., 400 Jahre Kirchenunion von Brest (1596–1996) (Berlin, 1998)
- "Grappling with the Hero: Hrushevs'kyi Confronts Khmel'nyts'kyi, " Harvard Ukrainian Studies, vol. 22 (1998), pp. 589–609. Published simultaneously in Cultures and Nations of Central and Eastern Europe: Essays in Honor of Roman Szporluk, ed. Zvi Gitelman et al. (Cambridge, MA., 2000)
- «The Changing Image of the Hetman», Jahrbuecher fuer Geschichte Osteuropas, vol. 46, no. 4 (1998), pp. 531–45
- «Introduction to Mykhailo Hrushevsky's History of Ukraine-Rus'» in Thomas Sanders, ed., History of Imperial Russia: The Profession and Writing of History in a Multinational State (Armonk, N.Y.; London, 1999)
- «The Ukrainian Famine of 1932-3: The Role of the Ukrainian Diaspora in Research and Public Discussion» in Levron Chorbajian and George Shirinian, eds., Studies in Comparative Genocide (New York; London, 1999)
- "Bohdan Chmel'nyc'kyj's Image in Ukrainian Historiography since Independence, " Österreichische Osthefte, vol. 42, no. 3-4 (2000)
- Mykhailo Hrushevsky: Historian and National Awakener (Saskatoon: Heritage Press, 2001)
- Recovering the Ancient and Recent Past: The Shaping of Memory and Identity in Early Modern Ukraine, " Eighteenth-Century Studies, vol. 35, no. 1 (2001), pp. 77-84
- The Image of Russia in Early Eighteenth-Century Ukraine: Hryhorii Hrabianka's Diistvie» in Robert O. Crummey, Holm Sundhaussen, and Ricarda Vulpius, eds., Russische und ukrainische Geschichte, vol. 16-18 Jahrhundert (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2001), pp. 243–50
- «Between Poland and the Ukraine: The Dilemma of Adam Kysil, 1600–1653».— Cambridge, 1986.— 175 p.