Soviet Union Experts
Professor of History, Iowa State University
Associate Professor of Social Research and Public Policy, New York University, Abu Dhabi
Having first studied African languages and history at Moscow State University, Georgi Derluguian saw his first war in Mozambique in the 1980s. Having returned from Africa to Moscow in 1989, he saw with astonishment that parts of the unraveling Soviet Union were rapidly coming to resemble the Africa's politics of corruption as well as its civil wars. Georgi's first-hand study of S...
Marianna Merritt and Donald S. Matteson Distinguished Professor Emerita, Washington State University
Birgitta Ingemanson is a literary scholar and historian first trained at the Universities of Stockholm and Leningrad, then, for graduate work, at Princeton University. She has taught Russian studies (literature, culture, cinema) for several decades and is now, as a Professor Emerita at Washington State University in Pullman (WA), a “detective” of the letters of Eleanor Lord Pray from a...
Ph.D. Candidate in Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania
Professor, Department of History, University of ALabama at Birmingham
Chief Historian, Office of the Secretary of Defense
Erin Mahan is chief historian of the Office of the Secretary of Defense. She previously served as associate research fellow at Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C. She is also an adjunct research historian for the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia. From 2004-2008, she was chief of the then Division of...
Researcher, Department of History, Institute of Scientific Information on Social Sciences
Associate Professor of History, Dickinson College
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...