History Experts

Independent Scholar, Nerlin; Historical Researcher and Acting Project Director, BStU, Berlin.
Dr. Douglas Selvage currently serves as acting director for the historical research project, “The GDR, the Ministry for State Security, and the CSCE Process, 1973-1989,” in the Education and Research Division of the Office of the Federal Commissioner for the Stasi Records in Berlin. He has published widely on the CSCE process, Polish-German relations under communism, and the history of...
University Professor of History, George Mason University
Martin J. Sherwin is University Professor of History at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.  Before moving to GMU in 2007 he was the Walter S. Dickson Professor of English and American History at Tufts University for 27 years. His recent book, American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer (with Kai Bird) won the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for biography, the National...
Professor of History, Michigan State University.
Sayuri Guthrie Shimizu is a professor of American History at Michigan State University. Her area of expertise is the history of the United States' engagement with the world and she has published extensively on the United States' relations with East Asia, particularly Japan, since the late 19th century. Her approach to historical study is multidisciplinary, encompassing multiple subfields (...
Masters Candidate, GSIS Yonsei University
A Master’s candidate at the Graduate School of International Studies Yonsei University, Hyo Won Shin currently focuses on the studies of International Security and Policy. Having spent 13 years of her childhood in Yangon, Myanmar, she has always been interested in the field of security and policy. Observing the political transition of Myanmar in 2011 from a military dictatorship to a civilia...
Associate Professor of History, Central European University
Marsha Siefert is a cultural and communication historian. One area of her research addresses how developments in communications technology have influenced the way in which cultural content has been organized, transmitted, packaged, and interpreted.  Recent publications include an analysis of twentieth-century European audiovisual policy and American culture (2007) and a history of telegraph c...
Associate Professor, Central European University, History Department
Senior Lecturer, Department of Law, Russian Academy of Justice, Central Branch, Voronezh
Cornelia M. Jackson Professor of Political Science, Tufts University
Tony Smith is the Cornelia M. Jackson Professor of Political Science at Tufts University, a senior fellow at the Center for European Studies at Harvard University, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. His books include The French Stake in Algeria (1978); The Pattern of Imperialism (1981), and A Pact with the Devil: Washington's Bid for World Supremacy and the Betrayal of the Ameri...
Masaryk Institute and Archives of the Czech Republic
Vitezslav Sommer received his PhD from Charles University, Prague in 2011. His dissertation explored the origins of communist party historiography in Czechoslovakia and its development in the Stalinist, post-Stalinist and reform communist period (1950–1970). He is at present a post-doctoral researcher at the Sciences Po in Paris (ERC project ‘A political history of the future: kno...
Professor of History, University of Michigan
RONALD GRIGOR SUNY is the Charles Tilly Collegiate Professor of Social and Political History and Emeritus Professor of Political Science and History at the University of Chicago.  He is the author of The Baku Commune, 1917-1918:  Class and Nationality in the Russian Revolution (Princeton University Press, 1972); Armenia in the Twentieth Century (Scholars Press, 1983); The Making of the G...

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