Taras Kuzio is a Professor of Political Science at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (Kyiv, Ukraine). His area of study is Russian and Ukrainian political, economic and security affairs.
Taras Kuzio is of Ukrainian descent.
He received a BA in economics from the University of Sussex, an MA in Soviet studies from the University of London and holds a doctorate in political science from the University of Birmingham; he was a postdoctoral fellow at Yale University.
In 1986, Kuzio, based in London, began compiling and translating information on current events in Soviet Ukraine and provided this information to the media through the Ukraine Press Agency (UPA) in Great Britain. UPA was a branch of the officially British-registered company Society for Soviet Nationalities Studies, which published the bi-monthly Soviet Nationalities Survey (which had been launched in 1984 and continued until 1991) and monthly Soviet Ukrainian A