Professor, George Mason University
2016- present Professor, Director of the Program on History, Memory and Conflict, School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
2003-2016 Associate Professor, Director of the Program on History, Memory and Conflict, School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
2003 Dr. of Sc. (Habit.) in social psychology. Institute of Psychology of the Ukrainian Academy of Science, Kiev. “Structure and dynamic of social identity system”
1998-2003 Associate Professor, National Taurida Vernadsky University, Simferopol, Ukraine
1994-1998 Assistant Professor Simferopol State University, Simferopol, Ukraine
1994 Ph.D. (Candidate of science) in psychology. Odessa State University, “Types of decision making process”
1991 MS (honors) Kiev National University. Psychologist, lecturer on psychology
1990 BS (honors) Kiev National University. Psychologist
Identity-based conflicts, History, and Reconciliation
Conflict Analysis and Resolution
Prevention of mass violence and genocide
National identity and nation building
Reconciliation and peace-building
- (2014) Political Insults: How Offenses Escalates Conflict. University of Oxford Press.
- (2013) Constructing Narrative of Identity and Power: Self-imagination in a Young Ukrainian Nation, Lexington
- (2013) History Education in the Formation of Social Identity: Toward a Culture of Peace, Palgrave Macmillan
- (2011) Why They Die? Civilian Devastation in Violent conflicts. (Together with D. Rothbart) University of Michigan press.
- (2007) Social identity and Conflict: Structure, Dynamics and Implications. Palgrave Macmillan.
2017 Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Academic Writing Residency
2014 Principle Investigator, “History Teachers as Agents of Nation Building,” supported by the Spencer Foundation.
2010 Principle Investigator, “The common history textbook: Toward the peace education in South Caucasus,” supported by the United States Institute of Peace.
2008 Co-director of project “Policy Seminars on Conflicts in Eurasia,” supported by the Title VIII Program of the U.S. State Department.
2003 Fellowship of the Fulbright New Century Scholars Program “Addressing Sectarian, Ethnic and Cultural Conflict within and across National Borders.” Project “The “Peaceful Crimean Model”: The impact of National Identity and Civil Society.”
Culinary Art, travel