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UCSD's Russian & Soviet Studies Program

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Russian and Soviet Studies is an interdisciplinary program that provides a broad range of courses in the history, language, literature, and social and political life of Russia (before, during, and after the Soviet period). It is designed for students who do not wish to restrict their Russian studies to literature.

Of Interest to Soviet and East European Studies:

Recent Publications by UCSD Faculty, Alumni, and Neighbors


Robert Edelman, UCSD Professor of History
Spartak Moscow: A History of the People's Team in the Worker's State
(Cornell University Press, November 2009)


Amelia Glaser, UCSD Associate Professor of Literature
Jews and Ukrainians in Russia's Literary Borderlands
(Northwestern Univsersity Press, 2012)


Patrick Patterson (UCSD Associate Professor of History)
Bought and Sold: Living and Losing the Good Life in Socialist Yugoslavia
(Cornell University Press, 2012)


Deborah Hertz (UCSD Professor of History)
How Jews Became Germans
(Yale University Press, 2009 -- Paperback)


Eliza Slavet (UCSD Literature alumnus)
Racial Fever: Freud and the Jewish Question
(Fordham University Press, 2009)


Martha Lampland (UCSD Professor of Sociology) and Susan Leigh Star (Ed.)
Standards and Their Stories: How Quantifying, Classifying, and Formalizing Practices Shape Everyday Life
(Cornell University Press, 2009)


Anne Lounsbery (UCSD Literature alumnus)
Thin Culture, High Art: Gogol, Hawthorne, and Authorship in Nineteenth-Century Russia and America
(Harvard University Press, 2007)


Philip G. Roeder (UCSD Professor of Political Science)
Where Nation-States Come From: Institutional Change in the Age of Nationalism
(Princeton University Press, 2007)


Mikhail Alexseev (SDSU Professor of Political Science)
Immigration Phobia and the Security Dilemma: Russia, Europe and the United States
(Cambridge University Press, 2006)


Steven Cassedy (UCSD Professor of Literature)
Dostoevsky's Religion
(Stanford University Press, 2005)


Philip G. Roeder (UCSD Professor of Political Science) and Donald Rothchild (Ed.)
Sustainable Peace: Power and Democracy After Civil Wars
(Cornell University Press, 2005)


Amelia Glaser (UCSD Assistant Professor of Literature) (Trans. and Ed.)
Proletpen: America's Rebel Yiddish Poets
(University of Wisconsin Press, 2005)


Ilya Kaminsky (SDSU Assistant Professor of Writing)
Dancing in Odessa
(Tupelo Press, 2004)

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