Dr Taras Kuzio is Professor in the Department of Political Science, National University of Kyiv Mohyla Academy. Previous positions were at the International Institute of Strategic Studies; NATO Information and Documentation Centre, Kyiv, Ukraine; Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies, George Washington University; German Marshall Fund of the US, Washington DC; Foreign Policy Institute, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University; Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies, University of Toronto; and Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, University of Alberta. He is a member of the Editorial Boards of Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization, Communist and Post-Communist Studies, and Eurasian Geography and Economics.

Education: Post-Doctoral Fellow at Yale University; PhD in political science from the University of Birmingham, England; MA in Area Studies (USSR, Eastern Europe) from the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University of London; and BA in Economics from the School of European Studies, University of Sussex.

Books: author and editor of 21 books, including Russian Nationalism and the Russian-Ukrainian War. Autocracy-Orthodoxy-Nationality (January 2022);  Ukraine’s Outpost:  Dnipropetrovsk and the Russian-Ukrainian War (January 2021); Crisis in Russian Studies. Nationalism (Imperialism), Racism and War (2020); (co-author) The Sources of Russia's Great Power Politics: Ukraine and the Challenge to the European Order (2018); Putin’s War Against Ukraine. Revolution, Nationalism, and Crime (2017, 2019); Ukraine. Democratization, Corruption, and the New Russian Imperialism (2015); From Kuchmagate to Orange Revolution (2009); and Theoretical and Comparative Perspectives on Nationalism (2007).

Think Tank and Scholarly Articles: Author of 6 think tank monographs, including The Crimea: Europe’s Next Flashpoint? (2010); 165 book chapters and scholarly articles on Soviet, Eurasian, Russian, and Ukrainian geopolitics, Russia-Ukrainian war, Crimea, colour revolutions, nationalism, NATO, and EU enlargement.

Guest Editor of Special Issues: Journal of Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society; Communist and Post-Communist Studies; East European Politics and Society; Eurasian Geography and Economics; Nationalities Papers; Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics; and Problems of Post-Communism.

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