Börries Kuzmany studied history and Russian in Vienna, Paris and Moscow. His MA thesis was on Soviet strategies to transform Russian Jewry into a national group fitting into the Bolshevist national pattern of the 1920s.
He wrote his PhD thesis on the history of the city of Brody (Western Ukraine) in a joint PhD programme between the University of Vienna (Institut für Osteuropäische Geschichte) and the University of Paris Sorbonne (Centre Interdisciplinaire de Recherches Centre-Européennes). He was awarded several prizes for his work.
Since March 1st 2010 he is employed as a postdoc researcher in the interdisciplinary PhD-programme "Galicia and its multicultural heritage" at the University of Vienna. His new research project analyses national compromises in several Habsburg regions (Galicia, Bukovina, Moravia) as a laboratorium of Austrian and European nationality politics.