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Ilja Luciak

Affiliated Professor, Government and International Affairs (GIA)
Ilja Luciak
Blacksburg, VA 24061
  • Ph.D., University of Iowa, 1987
  • M.A., Political Science, The University of Iowa, 1980
  • J.D., University of Vienna, Austria, 1980
  • LL.M., University of Vienna, Austria, June 1979


  • The Swedish Sphinx: The Rise and Fall of the Electrolux King, Axel Wenner-Gren. (In progress).
  • Reality and Myth: A Symposium on Axel Wenner-Gren. Co-edited with Bertil Daneholt (Stockholm:The Wenner-Gren Foundations, 2012).
  • Gender and Democracy in Cuba (Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 2007; Paperback2009).


  • “The Origins of the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research: An Essay on the Complex Friendship Between Paul Fejos and Axel Wenner-Gren.” Current Anthropology. October 2016 (forthcoming).
  • “Party and State in Cuba: Gender Equality in Political Decision-making.” Politics & Gender, Volume 1, Issue 2. (2005).
  • “Implementing Gender-Equality Provisions: Lessons from the Central American Peace Accords.” Critical Half. Vol. 2, Issue 1 (2005).
  • Gender Equality and Democratization
  • Reproductive Health
  • Grass-roots Movements
  • Socialist Theory