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Munk Centre

Professor Paul R. Magocsi

Department of History and Department of Political Science
Chair of Ukrainian Studies at the University of Toronto

Paul Robert Magosci holds degrees from Rutgers University (B.A. 1966; M.A. 1967), Princeton University (M.A. 1969; Ph.D. 1972) and Harvard University (Society of Fellows 1976). Since 1980 he has been a professor history and political science at the University of Toronto, where he also holds the professorial chair of Ukrainian Studies.

He has published over 700 works, 30 of which are books including The Shaping of a National Identity: Subcarpathian Rus', 1848-1948 (Harvard University Press, 1978); Galicia: A Historical Survey and Bibliographic Guide (University of Toronto Press, 1983); Historical Atlas of East Central/Central Europe (University of Washington Press, 1993/2002); A History of Ukraine: The Land and Its Peoples (University of Toronto Press, 1996/2010); The Roots of Ukrainian Nationalism (University of Toronto Press, 2002); and Ukraine: An Illustrated History (University of Toronto Press, 2007). He is also the editor-in-chief of the Encyclopedia of Canada's Peoples (University of Toronto Press, 1999) and co-editor and main author of the Encyclopedia of Rusyn History and Culture (University of Toronto Press, 2002).

Professor Magosci has taught at Harvard University, the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Presov University in Slovakia, and on five occasions was the historian-in-residence at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle, Germany.

Research interests: nationalism, in particular among ethnic groups living in border areas. Has published in the fields of history, sociolinguistics, bibliography, cartography, and immigration studies.

  • Of the Making of Nationalities There is No End, 2 vols. (1999)
  • Editor, Encyclopedia of Canada's Peoples (1999)
  • Historical Atlas of Central Europe (2002)
  • The Roots of Ukrainian Nationalism: Galicia as Ukraine's Piedmont (2002)
  • Editor, Encyclopedia of Rusyn History and Culture (2002)
  • Our People: Carpatho-Rusyns in North America (2005)
  • Ukraine: An Illustrated History (2007)
  • A History of Ukraine: The Hand and Its Peoples (2010)
  • Carpatho-Rusyn Studies: An Annotated Bibliography, 4 vols. (1988-2011)

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