Skip to main content

David L. Hoffmann

Former Title VIII Research Scholar

Professional affiliation

Distinguished Professor of History, College of Arts and Sciences,  The Ohio State University

Full Biography

David L. Hoffmann is College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of History at The Ohio State University and a former Title VIII Research Scholar at the Kennan Institute. He is the author of four monographs, Peasant Metropolis: Social Identities in Moscow, 1929-1941 (1994); Stalinist Values: The Cultural Norms of Soviet Modernity (2003); Cultivating the Masses: Modern State Practices and Soviet Socialism (2011); and The Stalinist Era (2018). He is also the editor of Russian Modernity: Politics, Knowledge, Practices (2000); Stalinism: The Essential Readings (2002); and The Memory of the Second World War in Soviet and Post-Soviet Russia (2022).