October 1, 2019 at 11:30 pm

Contemporary History | Doing History in Post-Soviet Russia, Oct. 3

Susan Smith-Peter, portrait

Dr. Susan Smith-Peter

Ohio University alum Dr. Susan Smith-Peter discusses “Doing History in Post-Soviet Russia” on Oct. 3 at 4:30 p.m. in Baker Center’s Multicultural Center, room 219.

Smith-Peter is Professor of History at City University of New York–College of Staten Island.

Her research focuses on Russian history beyond the two capitals of Moscow and St. Petersburg. Beginning with a study of identity in the provinces of European (or central) Russia, she has branched out to investigate the regional identity of the Russian North and Siberia as well while battling the post-Soviet bureaucracy.

Smith-Peter joined the College of Staten Island/CUNY faculty in 2001. She is former chair of the Columbia University Seminar on Slavic History and Culture and received a Fulbright for study in Russia, as well as grants and awards from the American Historical Association, IREX, Fulbright-Hays, the University of Illinois and CUNY.

Imagining Russian Regions Subnational Identity and Civil Society in Nineteenth-Century RussiaHer most recent publication is Imagining Russian Regions: Civil Society and Subnational Identity in Nineteenth-Century Russia(Leiden: Brill, 2018).

She received her bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the Honors Tutorial College at Ohio University and her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

This event is free and open to the public.

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