Oleksa Drachewych | College of Arts

Oleksa Drachewych

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Sessional Instructor
MCKN 1017


Ph.D. McMaster University, 2017

M.A. Queen’s University, 2010

B.A. Western University, 2009



Sessional Instructor, University of Guelph 2019-

Graduate Teaching Fellow, McMaster University, 2016

Teaching Assistant, McMaster University, 2012-2016

Teaching Assistant, Queen’s University, 2009-2010



The History of the Bolshevik Revolution and its International Consequences

The History of International Communism, especially the history of the Comintern

Russian and Soviet Diplomacy, particularly during the interwar period

The Transnational History of Human and Civil Rights in the Twentieth Century

Anti-Imperialism in British Dominions



Edited with Ian McKay, Left Transnationalism: The Comintern and the National, Colonial and Racial Questions (Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, forthcoming)

The Communist International, Anti-Imperialism and Racial Equality in British Dominions (London: Routledge, 2018)

“The Communist Transnational? Transnational studies and the history of the Comintern,” History Compass (Dec., 2018), 1-12.

Multiple reviews in Canadian Slavonic Papers, Europe-Asia Studies, Revolutionary Russia, and elsewhere.

The University of Guelph resides on the land of the Between the Lakes Treaty No. 3, the territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit. This land is part of the Dish with One Spoon, a covenant between Indigenous nations to live peaceably on the territories of the Great Lakes region. We recognize that today this gathering place is home to many First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples and acknowledging them reminds us of our collective responsibility to the land where we learn, live and work.