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mgr Mykhailo Volokhai

mgr Mykhailo Volokhai

e-mail: mykhailo.volokhai@doctoral.uj.edu.pl; michaelvolokhay@gmail.com

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Education

Oct 2020 – Present

PhD in Political and Public Administration Studies, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland
Research Project: “Evolution of the South African Security Agenda before and during Apartheid”

Oct 2019 – July 2020

Research Master in Political Science, Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain
Overall grade: 7.7 out of 10, Notable
Research Project: “Failure of the Colonial Federal Projects; Central Africa and West Indies Compared”

Oct 2016 – July 2019

Bachelor in International Relations and Area Studies, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland
Overall grade: 4.8 out of 5, Graduation with Distinction
Research Project: “The South African Constitutional Crisis of the 1950s. Prerequisites and Outcomes”
Project: Editor-in-Chief of “IRAS Global Observer”, faculty’s blog

Scholarships

November 2018 – Dean’s Scholarship at Jagiellonian University for the Academic Merit

Experience and expertise

Historical Research at Pompeu Fabra University: a diploma project titled “Failure of the Colonial Federal Projects; Central Africa and West Indies Compared”.

Socio-historical Research at Jagiellonian University: a “research assistant” in the project titled “the Conditions of Civil Society in Central and Eastern Europe”.

Research area

South African History (19th – 20th centuries);

Irish History (20th century);

Racial Relations;

Security and military studies;

British Colonialism and Federalism;

PhD project

“Evolution of the South African Security Agenda before and during Apartheid”. Supervisor: Prof. Artur Gruszczak.

The key aim of this project is to formulate an explanatory analysis of the changes, which have been occurring within South African security policy since 1939 till 1989. The evolutionary study revises how were the factors of international and domestic policies as well as the ideological circumstances influencing the formulation and alteration of military strategy in South Africa before and during the years of Apartheid. The research is based upon the case studies of the major conflicts, which were involving South Africa directly or indirectly, starting with the Second World War and ending with the SWAPO insurgency in Namibia. The study is based upon the historical qualitative approach with the reliance on the primary archival materials of the South African government, speeches and personal papers of the politicians as well as on the reports of the Committee of State Security since 1976.

Publications

Volokhai, M. (2019). The South African Constitutional Crisis of the 1950s. Prerequisites and Outcomes. Bachelor of Arts. Jagiellonian University.

Volokhai, M. (2020). Failure of the Colonial Federal Projects; Central Africa and West Indies Compared. Research Master in Political Science. Pompeu Fabra University.

Conference participation

AIAS Global Governance Forum 2018 (Jagiellonian University) – Presentation on the Pakistani nuclear weapons and the terrorist hazard (title “Pakistani nukes in hands of terrorists. A threat to the outer world”)

Knowledge popularisation

October 2017-June 2018 – Editor-in-Chief of the IRAS Global Observer Blog