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Bohdan Kordan Professor

STM 133C

Research Area(s)

  • Nationalism, Conflict, State Minority Relations
  • Canadian Foreign Policy
  • Historical Cartography of Eastern Europe
  • Contemporary Ukraine


  • PhD, Arizona State University
  • MA, Carleton University
  • BA (Hon.) University of Toronto

Research Projects

  • Status of Enemy Aliens in Canada during WWI
  • Canada-Ukraine Foreign Relations
  • Historical Cartography

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • Canada and the Ukrainian Crisis (McGill-Queen's University Press, 2020) [co-author M. Dowie]
  • "Internment in Canada during the Great War: Rights, Responsibilities and Diplomacy" in Internment during the First World War: A Mass Global Phenomenon (Routledge, 2019). [Stefan Manz, et. al., eds]
  • Strategic Friends: Canada-Ukraine Relations from Independence to the Euromaidan (McGill-Queen's University Press, 2018)
  • No Free Man: Canada, the Great War, and the Enemy Alien Experience (McGill-Queen's University Press, 2016)
  • "Maidan and the Politics of Change: Meaning, Significance, and Other Questions," East\West: Journal of Ukrainian Studies, 2016
  • "They Will Be Dangerous" in Canadian State Trials, v. 4, (University of Toronto Press, 2015) [Barry Wright, et. al., eds.]
  • Money, Sovereignty and Power: The Paper Currency of Revolutionary Ukraine, 1917-1920 (Heritage Press, 2013)
  • "Assessing the Multiculturalism/Immigration Policy Nexus in Saskatchewan," in New Directions in Saskatchewan Public Policy, (CPRC Press, 2012) [D. McGrane ed]
  • "Wish You Were Here," Queen's Quarterly, Vol. 117. No. 4 (Winter, 2010), 544-553 
  • "Memory and Meaning in the Lion City," Nashwaak Review, Vol. 24/25, No. 1 (Summer/Fall 2010), 129-137 Timothy Andrew (pseud.)
  • The Mapping of Ukraine: European Cartography and Maps of Early Modern Ukraine (Ukrainian Museum of New York, 2008)
  • "The Predicament of Belonging:  The Status of Enemy Aliens in Canada, 1914" Journal of Canadian Studies, 39 1 (Winter 2005): 74-89.  [with James Farney]
  • A Bare and Impolitic Right: Internment and Ukrainian-Canadian Redress (McGill-Queens University Press, 2004) [with C. Mahovsky]
  • Enemy Aliens, Prisoners of War: Internment in Canada During the Great War (McGill-Queen's University Press, 2002)
  • Canada and the Ukrainian Question, 1939-1945: A Study in Statecraft (McGill-Queen's University Press, 2001)
  • Black Sea, Golden Steppes: Antiquarian Maps of the Black Sea Coast and the Steppes of Old Ukraine (Heritage Press, 2001) 

Teaching Responsibilities

  • POLST 262.3 Introduction to Global Governance
  • POLST 343.3 Ukraine: Processes and Problems of Nation and State Building
  • POLST 370.3 War, Peace and the International Order
  • POLST 372.3 War Peace and Political Reconciliation
  • POLST 465.3 Nationalism and the International System

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Library Committee
  • Ukrainian Studies Minor Committee