Ivan Gomza

Professor at the Graduate Department of Social Sciences and Humanities


In 2021-2024, Professor Gomza held the position of academic director of the public policy and governance program

Trained as a political scientist, he received his PhD in 2012 after studying at the Joint Franco-Ukrainian Ph.D. 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, a fellow at the Fulbright Faculty Development Program in 2016-2017, a Petrach fellow at George Washington University in 2022, and a Petro Jacyk Non-Resident Scholar at University of Toronto in 2023.

Dr Gomza’s scholarly interests comprise warfare, democratization, authoritarian regimes, nationalism, contentious politics, and good governance. He authored two books (the most recent title is The Republic of Decadent Days: Ideology of French Integral Nationalism in the Third Republic, Kyiv: Krytyka, 2021 was long-listed for Ukrainian PEN-club award) and articles on the Ukrainian nationalism, authoritarian politics, and social movements published, among other outlets, by Problems of Post-Communism, Journal of Democracy, and Nationality Papers. Dr. Gomza also sits on Communist and Post-Communist Studies journal editorial board. In addition, he teaches five academic courses at Kyiv School of Economics and Kyiv-Mohyla Academy and frequently gives public lectures.