Ivan Gomza

Ph.D. in Political Science, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Ukraine


Dr. Ivan Gomza is a Research Professor of Public Policy and Governance at Kyiv School of Economics. Trained as a political scientist, he received his Ph.D. in 2012 after studying at the Joint Franco-Ukrainian PhD Program at the University of Paris X-Nanterre and the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. Later, Dr. Gomza was a German fellow of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in 2013 and the Fulbright Faculty Development Program in 2016-2017. Professionally, he used to teach intensively at Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, but on July 2019 he joined the Kyiv School of Economics team.

Dr. Gomza’s scholarly interests comprise democratization, authoritarian regimes, contentious politics, and good governance. Dr. Gomza had his articles published at international academic journals (e.g. Communist and Post-Communist Studies and Nationalities Papers: The Journal of Nationalism and Ethnicity). He also authored two books, and his most recent title, The Decadence Republic: Ideology of French Integral Nationalism under the Third Republic, was subsidized by Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute and Fulbright Program in Ukraine. The book is scheduled to appear in February 2020 at Krytyka Publishing House. Besides, since October 2019, Dr. Gomza is a member of PONARS Eurasia, a scholarly network advancing new approaches to research on security, politics, economics, and society in Eurasia. He also frequently gives public lectures for various NGOs and think-tanks (e.g. Ukrainian School of Political Studies, Vox Ukraine, and Centre-UA). In addition, since September 2019 Dr. Gomza hosts a public education podcast at “Hromadske Radio”.



October acitivities

“Democracy and Information – Friends or Enemies?”

On October 7, 2019, Ivan took part in a panel discussion “Democracy and Information – Friends or Enemies?” Organized by the Ukrainian School of Political Studies with the support of the Council of Europe. Speech Topic: Democratization in the Digital Age: New (and Not So New) Threats and Opportunities for Civil Society.

«Flowers of Evil: Political Extremism and the Arts»

Video by Ivan Gomza “Flowers of Evil: Political Extremism and the Arts” for the course “Culture and Politics: The Multivalence of (Interconnected) Relationships”. The course is posted on Prometheus