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Oleksa Drachewych

Assistant Professor in History, Western University

Professor Drachewych specializes in the history of Soviet and Modern European foreign policy, international communism, transnational human and civil rights movements, and transnational anti-imperialism. He is the author of The Communist International, Anti-Imperialism and Racial Equality in British Dominions (Routledge, 2018) and the co-editor of Left Transnationalism: The Communist International and the National, Colonial and Racial Questions (McGill-Queen's University Press, 2020). He is currently writing a book comparing Soviet atrocities in the Second World War and Postwar period to Russia's atrocities in Ukraine.


  • 2019–present
    Sessional Lecturer, King's University College
  • 2019–present
    Part-Time Assistant Professor, Western University


  • 2017 
    McMaster University, PhD, History