Cold War Experts

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 (...
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...
Senior Lecturer, Department of Law, Russian Academy of Justice, Central Branch, Voronezh
Assistant Professor, School of International Service, American University
Sarah B. Snyder is an assistant professor at the School of International Service at American University and specializes in the history of the Cold War, human rights activism and United States human rights policy.  Her book, Human Rights Activism and the End of the Cold War: A Transnational History of the Helsinki Network, (Cambridge University Press), analyzes the development of a transn...
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...
Associate Professor, Department of History, DePaul University
Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University
Gleb Tsipursky is an Assistant Professor at The Ohio State University, History Department, Newark Campus. His research focuses on the Soviet Union, and he writes about modernity, youth, popular culture, consumption, emotions, the Cold War, globalization, social control, policing, and violence. He published in the United States, France, Germany, Canada, England, and Russia, including a brief monogr...
Assistant Professor of History, University of Amsterdam
Ruud van Dijk is the coordinator of the BA and MA programs in the history of international relations at the University of Amsterdam. He presented at his first Cold War International History Project conference in 1994. His Ph.D. (1999) is from Ohio University, where he wrote a dissertation on the East-West contest over Germany in the early Cold War. He holds MA degrees from the University of Kansas...
PhD candidate, Nanyang Technological University
Currently PhD Candidate of History Program, HSS, Nanyang Technological University
Associate Professor, China Studies Institute, Shanghai Academy of Social Science
Dr. WANG Zhen, associate professor of international studies at the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences (SASS), is currently General-Secretary of the Center for West Asia and North Africa Studies at the SASS. He received his Ph.D. in international politics from the Shanghai International Studies University (SISU), and he was also an exchange scholar at the Tel Aviv University, Israel during 2005-20...

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