Paul Robert Magocsi
Paul Robert Magocsi in 2013
Born (1945-01-26) January 26, 1945 (age 79)
NationalityHungarian, Rusyn American
Known forHistory of Ukraine
Scientific career

Paul Robert Magocsi (born January 26, 1945, in Englewood, New Jersey) is an American professor of history, political science, and Chair of Ukrainian Studies at the University of Toronto. He has been with the university since 1980, and became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1996.[1] He currently acts as Honorary Chairman of the World Congress of Rusyns, and has authored many books on Rusyn history.[2]

Born in Englewood, New Jersey, Magocsi (his surname Magocsi is pronounced something like "magótchy", varying in different languages) is of Hungarian and Ruthenian (Rusyn) descent.[3] He completed his undergraduate studies at Rutgers University B.A. in 1966; M.A. 1967, Princeton University in M.A. 1969, Ph.D. 1972.[clarification needed] He then went to Harvard University, where he was a member of the Society of Fellows between 1973 and 1976.[1] In 2013, he was awarded doctor honoris causa by the University of Prešov in Slovakia.[4]

Magocsi has taught at Harvard University and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. In 1996, he was appointed permanent fellow of the Royal Society of Canada—Canadian Academies of Arts, Humanities and Sciences.[5][6]

Besides his primary focus on East-Central European history, Magocsi is a scholar of nationality and ethnicity more generally, and edited the collection Aboriginal Peoples of Canada: A Short Introduction (2002).

Selected books and publications

Among his over 675 publications, some of the most notable are:

See also


  1. ^ a b "Dr. Paul Robert Magocsi". Carpatho-Rusyn Knowledge Base.
  2. ^ "Carpatho-Rusyn Society homepage". Retrieved 28 November 2014.
  3. ^ Magocsi, Paul R.; Pop, Ivan Ivanovich, eds. Encyclopedia of Rusyn History and Culture, p. 313. University of Toronto Press, 2002. ISBN 0-8020-3566-3
  4. ^ "Prof. Dr. Paul Robert Magocsi – Doctor honoris causa Prešovskej univerzity v Prešove - UNIPO". Unipo.ks. Archived from the original on 13 July 2013. Retrieved 28 November 2014.
  5. ^ Les Kelman. "The Jewish Genealogical Society of Toronto (JGS Toronto) - Professor Paul Robert Magocsi". Archived from the original on 5 February 2013. Retrieved 28 November 2014.
  6. ^ "The Rusyns - Carpatho-Rusyn Academy". Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 28 October 2022.