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Brandon Schechter

Former Title VIII Research Scholar


    June 1, 2022 — August 31, 2022

    Professional affiliation

    Visiting Scholar, Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia, New York University; Teaching Resource Developer, "Teaching Things: Material Culture in the History Classroom," American Historical Association

    Wilson Center Projects

    The Search for Salvation in the Second World War

    Full Biography

    Brandon Schechter is currently a visiting scholar at the Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia at New York University and a Teaching Resource Developer in the NEH-funded "Teaching Things: Material Culture in the History Classroom" at the American Historical Association. His first book, The Stuff of Soldiers: A History of the Red Army in World War II Through Objects (Cornell, 2019), won the American Historical Association’s Paul Birdsall Prize for best book in European military or strategic history in 2020. He has taught at UC Berkeley, NYU, Brown, Columbia, and NYU Shanghai. 

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