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 sociology, contentious politics, party politics, and nationalism. Additionally, he is interested in martial arts studies. His overarching research orientation is critical political economy with a global perspective.
Dr. Svitych’s research has appeared in international journals like Globalizations, European Review of International Studies, and The International Journal of the History of Sport. Currently, his book manuscript “The Rise of the Capital-State and Neo-Nationalism” is under review for the Brill Global Populisms series. This project seeks to understand the dynamics of the inter-related nature of state, capital, and identity politicization through a broader social theoretical perspective.
Dr. Svitych is committed to critical and engaged teaching and cultivating a sense of rooted cosmopolitanism among his students. Besides social sciences, he finds meaning in development work, community service, and martial arts. He runs a free “Panda” taekwon-do club for local kids in Sloviansk, Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine.
More information about Dr. Svitych can be found at his website: www.alexandersvitych.com