Political Successions of the Medieval, Tsarist and Soviet Periods with panelists Monica White, Harsha Ram, Robert Crews, and Amir Weiner. Gabriella Safran moderates. Part 1 of 2.
This is the first panel of a three panel event on Political Succession in Russia hosted by the Hoover Institution.
Robert D. Crews
Robert D. Crews is Assistant Professor of History at Stanford University.
Harsha Ram is Associate Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures and Comparative Literatures at UC Berkeley.
Gabriella Safran is the Director of CREEES and Associate Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures and, by courtesy, of German Studies.
Professor Safran holds a PhD from Princeton University in Slavic Languages and Literatures, 1998. Dissertation: "Narratives of Jewish acculturation in the Russian Empire: Bogrov, Orzeszkowa, Leskov, Chekhov." Adviser: Caryl Emerson
She attended Yale University, earning a B.A., magna cum laude, with honors in Soviet and East European Studies, 1990.
Amir Weiner's research concerns Soviet history with an emphasis on the interaction between totalitarian politics, ideology, nationality, and society.
His first book, Making Sense of War analyzed the role and impact of the cataclysm of the Second World War on Soviet society and politics. His current project, Wild West, Window to the West engages the territories between the Baltic and Black Seas that were annexed by the Soviet Union in 1939-40, from the initial occupation to present.
Professor Weiner has taught courses on modern Russian history; the Second World War; the Origins of Totalitarianism; War and Society in Modern Europe; Modern Ukrainian History; and History and Memory.
Monica White is a Humanities Fellow in Slavic Languages and Literatures at Stanford University.