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Kathleen Smith

Guest Speaker


    January 1, 1999 — June 1, 1999

    Professional affiliation

    Professor of Teaching, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

    Wilson Center Projects

    Mythmaking in the New Russia: Constructing a Usable Past After Communism

    Full Biography

    Kathleen E. Smith is the author of two books on memory and Russian politics--Remembering Stalin's Victims: Popular Memory and the End of the USSR (1996) and Mythmaking in the New Russia: Politics and Memory in the Yeltsin Era (2002).  She recently published Moscow 1956: A Silenced Spring, a social and political history of a turning point year in Russia.  Currently Professor of Teaching at the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, Dr. Smith is engaged in a new research project on Peredelkino, the "Writers' Village" created by Stalin.

    Previous Terms

    Title VIII Research Scholarship, Jan - Jun 1999