Ivan Katchanovski teaches at the School of Political Studies at the University of Ottawa. He was Visiting Scholar at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University, Visiting Assistant Professor at the Department of Politics at the State University of New York at Potsdam, Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto, and Kluge Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Kluge Center at the Library of Congress. He received his Ph.D. under direction of Seymour Martin Lipset from the School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs at George Mason University in 2002.
Comparative politics in Ukraine and other post-communist countries is the main area of his research interest. His academic publications include 4 books, 9 book chapters, and 16 articles in refereed journals.
Katchanovski is the author of Cleft Countries: Regional Political Divisions and Cultures in Post-Soviet Ukraine and Moldova and co-author of Historical Dictionary of Ukraine (2d edition) and The Paradox of American Unionism: Why Americans Like Unions More Than Canadians Do, But Join Much Less. His articles appeared in Canadian Journal of Higher Education, Communist and Post-Communist Studies, Europe-Asia Studies, International Journal of Public Administration, Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis, Journal of Labor Research, Journal of Public Policy, Journal of Slavic Military Studies, Nationalities Papers, European Politics and Society, Post-Soviet Affairs, Problems of Post-Communism, Relations industrielles/Industrial Relations, and Ukraina moderna.