Pavel Osinsky, Ph.D.

Courses Taught

  • Sociological Theory
  • Global Sociology
  • Political Sociology
  • Sociology of War

Research Interests

  • Global Sociology
  • Comparative historical sociology
  • Sociology of war
  • Sociology of empires 

Recent Publications

Cameron Lippard, Pavel Osinsky and Lon Strauss. 2018. Contemporary Perspectives on Armed Conflicts around the World. New York: Routledge

Pavel Osinsky. 2017. "Democracy, Authoritarianism, and Values in Poland, Ukraine, and Russia".  Vestnik BGU (5): 91-102.

Pavel Osinsky and Jari Eloranta. 2016. "Historicizing Divergence: A Comparative Analysis of the Revolutionary Crises in Russia and Finland." In Economic History of Warfare and State Formation, edited by Jari Eloranta, Eric Golson, Andrei Markevich, and Nikolaus Wolf. London: Springer.


Pavel Osinsky, “Nomadic Empires and State Formation.” Under review in Eurasia  and the World.

Pavel Osinsky, “The Rise and the Fall of the Nomadic Empires: Predatory Pastoralism as Social Adaptation".  To be submitted to Sociological Forum






Title: Professor
Department: Department of Sociology

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-7732

Office address
229C Chapell Wilson Hall


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