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Dr. Oleksandr Svitych

Dr. Oleksandr Svitych

Associate Professor

B.A., M.A. (V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University);

M.A. (Central European University);

Ph.D. (National University of Singapore)


Dr. Oleksandr Svitych received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore. His main research interest is the relationship between markets and social stability, spanning the fields of political economy, political philosophy, and political sociology. Additionally, he is interested in martial arts studies. His overarching research orientation is critical political economy with a global perspective.

Dr. Svitych is the author of “The Rise of the Capital-state and Neo-nationalism: A New Polanyian Moment” (Brill 2022: Global Populisms series). His research also appeared in GlobalizationsEuropean Review of International StudiesReview of International Political Economy and The International Journal of the History of Sport.

Dr. Svitych is committed to critical and engaged pedagogy by emphasizing the liberating function of education and breaking barriers between knowing and doing. Besides social sciences, he finds meaning in development work, community service, and martial arts. More info about him can be found at