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Paul Werth

Former Title VIII Summer Research Scholar


    June 15, 2021 — August 15, 2021

    Professional affiliation

    Professor, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

    Wilson Center Projects

    "Russia's Enclosure: A History of the World's Longest Border"

    Full Biography

    Paul W. Werth is professor of History at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he has taught since 1997. The holder of a Kennan fellowship prior to his start at UNLV, he has held other fellowships in the US, Japan, Germany, and France. He is the author of numerous articles, as well as three monographs, including, most recently, 1837: Russia's Quiet Revolution (Oxford University Press, 2021). His research has focused on religion and empire, the fate of religious and ethnic minorities in Russia, and the problem of borders and boundaries in Eurasia across several centuries.

    Previous Terms

    Title VIII Research Scholar, 4/1/97 - 8/1/97, "Toleration in the Russian Empire", Kennan Institute