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The Department of Russian
6085 Reed Hall Room 201
Hanover, New Hampshire 03755-3562
Telephone: (603) 646-2070
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Department Chair
Professor John
Department Administrator
Thérèse Perin-Deville,
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Stuart Finkel

Stuart Finkel

Visiting Associate Professor

Ph.D. Stanford University

Courses Taught (University of Florida)

  • Between Europe and Asia: Russia and the World in Modern Times
  • History of Imperial Russia
  • 20th c. Russian & Soviet History
  • Crisis in Modern Europe and the Intelligentsia
  • Empire and Nation in Russian & Soviet History
  • The Russian Revolution
  • Modern European Intellectual History
  • What is the Good Life? (Introduction to the Humanities)


Selected Publications

  • “Nikolai Berdiaev and the Philosophical Tasks of the Emigration,” in Gary M. Hamburg and Randall A. Poole, eds., A History of Russian Philosophy, 1830-1930: Faith, Reason, and the Defense of Human Dignity (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010), 346-62.
  • On the Ideological Front: The Russian Intelligentsia and the Making of the Soviet Public Sphere (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2007).
  • “Sociology and Revolution: Pitirim Sorokin and Russia’s National Degeneration,” Russian History/Histoire Russe 32, no. 2 (Summer 2005): 155-69.
  • “An Intensification of Vigilance:  Recent Perspectives on the Institutional History of the Soviet Security Apparatus in the 1920s,” Kritika 5, no. 2 (Spring 2004): 299-320.
  • “Purging the Public Intellectual:  The 1922 Expulsions from Soviet Russia,” Russian Review 62, no. 4 (October 2003): 589-613.
  • “Organizovannaia professura i universitetskaia reforma v Sovetskoi Rossii (1918-1922)” [The Organized Professoriate and University Reform in Soviet Russia, 1918-22]. In Vlast’ i nauka, uchenye i vlast’: 1880-e – nachalo 1920-kh godov. St. Petersburg: Dmitrii Bulanin, 2003.

For research interests

  • The Russian/Soviet Intelligentsia
  • The Russian Revolution
  • 20th c. Russian & Soviet cultural politics
  • Political Prisoners and Human Rights
  • Intellectuals and the Public Sphere 

Last Updated: 6/11/14