Max Kovalov

Adjunct Instructor

Address: 206 A Education Center (ECTR)
Office Hours: By appointment only
Phone: 843.953.1028

Max Kovalov is an adjunct professor of political science and international studies. He teaches courses in comparative politics and international relations. His research focuses on populism, democratization, and politics of protest in post-Communist states. His research has been published in Eastern European Politics and Societies and the Copernicus Journal of Political Studies. Kovalov's current research project is on de-communization and politics of memory in Ukraine. He earned his PhD in political science from the University of Oklahoma in 2013. In 2002-2004 he was a recipient of Edmund Muskie graduate fellowship awarded by the US State Department. 


Ph.D. in Political Science, University of Oklahoma, 2013
M.S. in International Studies, Oklahoma State University, 2004
B.A. in Business Administration, Vinnytsia National Technical University, Ukraine, 2001
Fields of specialization: Comparative politics, IR, Eastern Europe, democratization

Courses Taught

  • Democratization in Comparative Perspective
  • Eastern European Politics
  • Introduction to European Studies
  • Model UN
  • European Studies Capstone
  • Understanding Global Issues
  • Introduction to Comparative Politics