Oct 2020 – Present
PhD in Political and Public Administration Studies, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland
Oct 2019 – July 2020
Research Master in Political Science, Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain
Oct 2016 – July 2019
Bachelor in International Relations and Area Studies, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland
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”.
South African History (19th – 20th centuries);
Irish History (20th century);
Security and military studies;
British Colonialism and Federalism;
“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.
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.
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”)
October 2017-June 2018 – Editor-in-Chief of the IRAS Global Observer Blog