Sussex Asia Centre

Dr Oleg Yarosh


Oleg was born on December 2, 1970 in Lviv then raised in Odesa and graduated from the Odesa State University with MA in History in 1993. He was admitted to a PhD program at the Institute of Philosophy in Kyiv in 1996. After that I got the Oxford Theological Exchange Program Scholarship and spent a full academic year (1997 – 1998) at the Balliol College, University of Oxford.

In 1999, he was admitted to a post-graduate program at the Graduate School for Social Research in Warsaw and completed the course without degree in 2003. In 2002, he received his PhD in Philosophical Anthropology from the Institute of Philosophy in Kyiv.

He started working at the Institute of Philosophy in 2000 as a Junior Research Fellow. Since 2006, he has been acting as head of the History of Oriental Philosophy Department in the same Institute.

He received several research fellowships: DAAD (2008), Fulbright Scholar Fellowship (2009), Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies (2014), Swedish Institute Visby Senior Scholarship (2016 – 2017).

In 2011 – 2014, he participated as a core resource faculty in the Regional Seminar for Excellence in Teaching (ReSET) on Islamic Studies funded by the Open Society International Higher Education Support Program (HESP).

Oleg main research interests include: Islam in Central and Eastern Europe, Western Sufism, Anthropology of Religion and Comparative Philosophy. 


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