Paul Robert Magocsi

Professor, Department of History and Department of Political Science
Chair of Ukrainian Studies at the University of Toronto
Affiliated Faculty, Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies






Department of Political Science University of Toronto Sidney Smith Hall, Room 3018 100 St. George Street Toronto, Ontario M5S 3G3 Canada


Paul Robert Magocsi 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 John Yaremko Chair of Ukrainian Studies.

He has published over 875 works, 41 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); Of the Making of Nationalities There is No End, 2 vols. (Columbia University Press, 1999); The Roots of Ukrainian Nationalism (University of Toronto Press, 2002); Ukraine: An Illustrated History (University of Toronto Press, 2007), This Blessed Land: Crimea and the Crimean Tatars (University of Toronto Press, 2014); With Their Backs to the Mountains: A History of Carpathian Rus’ and Carpatho-Rusyns (Central European University Press, 2015); Jews and Ukrainians: A Millennium of Co-Existence (University of Toronto Press, 2016); Carpathian Rus’: A Historical Atlas (University of Toronto Press, 2017).  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 Magocsi has taught at Harvard University, the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Prešov University in Slovakia, and on five occasions was the historian-in-residence at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle, Germany. In 1996 he was appointed a permanent fellow of the Royal Society of Canada – Canadian Academies of Arts, Humanities, and Sciences, and has been awarded honorary degrees from Prešov University in Slovakia (doctor honoris causa, 2013) and from Kamianets-Podilskyi National University in Ukraine (pochesnyi profesor, 2015).

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

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