I am an Associate Professor of Political Science at Fordham University based in New York City, USA. Originally from Ukraine, I received my Ph.D. in political science from the University of Toronto and held visiting appointments at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University, the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, and Stanford University’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law. In my recent book, Youth Movements and Elections in Eastern Europe (Cambridge University Press, 2017), I examine interactions between nonviolent youth movements and incumbent governments in five post-communist states: Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Serbia, and Ukraine.
Currently a Visiting Assistant Professor/Houston Writing Fellow in the English Department at the University of Houston.
I am a historian of modern East-Central Europe, specializing in the Habsburg Empire, Czechoslovakia, Hungary and Yugoslavia. I also study the history of treason with a particular focus on Eastern Europe
Historian, Soviet Union and Eastern Europe Host, New Books in Russian Studies podcast series Host, New Books in East European Studies podcast series Research development, program management and university-community partnerships