Dr. Oleksa Drachewych

Dr. Oleksa Drachewych

Dr. Oleksa Drachewych

Lecturer

Office: DL302
Phone: 4344
Email: odrachew@uwo.ca

Education

PhD – McMaster University, 2017

 

Teaching

Previously Taught Courses:

  • History 1404: Hitler, Stalin & Mussolini: The Totalitarian Age
  • History 2179: The Two World Wars
  • History 2301E: The United States, Colonial Era to the Present
  • History 2403E: Europe and England in the 16th and 17th Century 

Research

Prof. Drachewych specializes in the history of modern global history, particularly the history of international communism, modern international relations, anti-imperial movements, and transnational human and civil rights movements. He is currently working on a book on the global impact of the Bolshevik Revolution on civil and human rights movements in the 20th century, a document collection on international communism and anti-imperialism, and a textbook on the global history of totalitarianism.

Selected Publications

BOOKS:
Co-editor of Left Transnationalism: The Communist International and the National, Colonial and Racial Questions (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2020).

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

SELECTED CHAPTERS AND ARTICLES:
“The Bolsheviks’ Revolutionary International: The Idea and Establishment of the Communist International, 1914-1922,” Russian International Relations in War and Revolution, 1914-22, Book 2: Revolution and Civil War, edited by David Schimmelpenninck van der Oye, Oleg Budnitskii, Michael Hughes & David MacLaren McDonald (Bloomington: Slavica Publishers, 2021), 317-340.

“Great Disappointment, Shifting Opportunities: A Glimpse into the Comintern, Western European Parties and their Colonial Work in the Third Period,” Twentieth Century Communism 18 (Spring 2020): 150-173.

With Ian McKay, “Transnational Leftism? The Communist International, the National, Colonial and Racial Questions, and the Strengths and Limitations of the ‘Moscow Rules’ Paradigm,” Left Transnationalism: The Communist International and the National, Colonial and Racial Questions, edited by Oleksa Drachewych and Ian McKay (Kingston & Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2020), 3-49.

“Race, the Comintern and Communist Parties in British Dominions, 1920-1943,” Left Transnationalism: The Communist International and the National, Colonial and Racial Questions, edited by Oleksa Drachewych and Ian McKay (Kingston & Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2020), 247-269.

“Conclusion: Future Avenues for the Study of the Comintern and the National, Colonial and Racial Questions,” Left Transnationalism: The Communist International and the National, Colonial and Racial Questions, edited by Oleksa Drachewych and Ian McKay (Kingston & Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2020), 407-411. 

“Settler Colonialism and the Communist International,” Palgrave Encyclopedia of Imperialism and Anti-Imperialism, Second Edition, edited by Immanuel Ness and Zak Cope (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019). 

“The Communist Transnational? Transnational Studies and the History of the Comintern,” History Compass 17, no. 2 (Feb. 2019).