Centre for Post-Communist Studies    
St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada

The interdisciplinary Centre for Post-Communist Studies, created in 2003, is devoted to the facilitation of research relevant to communist and post-communist studies across Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, China, and other parts of the world.

Centre members foster basic and applied research, promote international collaborations between St. Francis Xavier (StFX) University researchers and their colleagues at universities in other countries, and help other programs and institutes of StFX to develop ties with partners in the communist and post-communist world.

The Centre’s long-term goals are fourfold. First, it provides a space for StFX researchers across a multitude of academic departments to discuss their current research, plan their future research projects and get valuable feedback on them, and consider bringing an interdisciplinary perspective to their research. Second, the Centre facilitates the link between StFX and universities from the communist and post-communist world for mutual benefit in terms of research, undergraduate teaching, student exchange, and youth internship placement. Third, the Centre strengthens the link between the university and partners in others countries. Last, as the only such Centre in Canada, and the only Centre promoting research dedicated to Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union in Atlantic Canada, the Centre fills a gap that has been evident for some time.

The Centre can offer researchers from Atlantic Canada interested in communist and post-communist studies the first – and possibly for many years the only – space to come together and discuss issues of common interest. We welcome any inquiries!

Dr. Lavinia Stan, Director

Last updated on February 2, 2015.


Contact information:
Centre for Post-Communist Studies

St. Francis Xavier University
Department of Political Science, NH - 511
Antigonish, NS, B2G 2W5 Canada
Phone: +1 (902) 867-5084
Fax: +1 (902) 867-3243
email: lstan at stfx.ca