Faculty

Seva Gunitsky

Curriculum Vitae

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Office Location

MU 124N

Phone Number

416-946-8959

Email Address

s.gunitsky@utoronto.ca

Website

individual.utoronto.ca/seva/index.html

Area Group(s)

  • International Relations

Education

  • MESc, University of Michigan
  • M.A., Columbia University
  • Ph.D., Columbia University

Seva Gunitsky

Associate Professor

Biography

Seva Gunitsky is an associate professor of political science at the University of Toronto. His work examines how international forces like war and globalization shape democracy and domestic reforms. He is the author of Aftershocks: Great Powers and Domestic Reforms in the Twentieth Century (Princeton University Press), selected by Foreign Affairs as one of the best books of 2017. Some of his work has appeared in International Organization, International Studies Quarterly, International Theory, and Perspectives on Politics, as well as popular outlets like The Washington Post, The New Republic, and The American Interest. A native of Russia, Seva is a graduate of Columbia University and a former post-doctoral fellow at Princeton University.

Research Interests

  • External influences on democratization
  • Democratic waves and diffusion
  • Hegemonic transitions and great power rivalries
  • International relations theory

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