Kravchenko is the chair of Ukrainian Studies at Kharkiv National University. He specializes in modern Ukrainian historiography and in the history of Kharkiv and the region of Slobids'ka Ukraina. He has authored and edited several monographs on modern Ukrainian historiography, most notably on the role of the historian Dmytro Bahalii (1857–1932). Kravchenko is also the editor-in-chief of the Ukrainian scholarly journal East-West. While at HURI, Kravchenko will be working on a study of the identity and character of Slobids'ka Ukraina, and the region's role in Ukrainian nation-building, from approximately 1750 to 1850.