Dr. Taras Kuzio

Associate Research Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Studies

Taras Kuzio joined the Henry Jackson Society as a research fellow in October 2021

Taras Kuzio

Taras Kuzio is an Associate Research Fellow at the Henry Jackson Society and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Political Science, National University of Kyiv Mohyla Academy. His previous positions were at the University of Alberta, George Washington University, and University of Toronto, International Institute of Strategic Studies, German Marshall Fund of the US and Foreign Policy Institute, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University. Taras Kuzio holds a PhD in political science from the University of Birmingham, England, an MA in Area Studies (USSR, Eastern Europe) from the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University of London, and a BA in Economics from the School of European Studies, University of Sussex. He held a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Yale University.

Taras Kuzio is the author and editor of 22 books, including Russian Disinformation and Western Scholarship (2022); Ukraine’s Outpost: Dnipropetrovsk and the Russian-Ukrainian War (2022); Russian Nationalism and the Russian-Ukrainian War. Autocracy-Orthodoxy-Nationality (2022), 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).

He is the author of five think tank monographs, including The Crimea: Europe’s Next Flashpoint? (2010). Taras Kuzio 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. He has been invited to be the guest editor of special issues of Communist and Post-Communist Studies, East European Politics and Society, Demokratizatsiya, Eurasian Geography and Economics, Nationalities Papers, Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics, and Problems of Post-Communism. He has authored 38 book chapters and over 130 scholarly articles on Soviet, Eurasian, Russian, and Ukrainian politics, colour revolutions, nationalism, geopolitics, and international relations.


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