- Additional Positions at AU
- Associate Professor
- Director, Carmel Institute of Russian Culture & History
- PhD, History Department, Georgetown University
MA, Russian, East European, and Central Asian Studies, Harvard University
BA, Philosophy/History of Math and Science, St. John’s College
- Languages Spoken
- Native: English and Russian
Reading: Polish, Ukrainian
- Anton Fedyashin received his BA in 1997 from St. John’s College in Annapolis, MD, where he studied the Great Books. He completed an MA in 1999 at Harvard University in Russian, East European, and Central Asian Studies and went on to defend his doctoral dissertation at Georgetown University in 2007. He teaches Russian/Soviet and European history.
Professor Fedyashin is a specialist in Russian and European history. His area of concentration, however, is imperial Russian history, although his courses, conference papers, and publications cover the entire modern period from the imperial to the post-Soviet era. His particular area of interest are his students whom he encourages to visit him during office hours and for whom he writes recommendations with pleasure and in a timely manner.
Honors, Awards, and Fellowships
- 2005-2006 Georgetown University Royden B. Davis Fellowship
- 2000-2005 Georgetown University Teaching Assistantship Award
- 1997-1999 Harvard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Graduate Fellowship
- Summer 1998 Harvard University Davis Center Graduate Research Travel Grant
- Jan 2009 “The Innocent Ambassador: Samantha Smith in the Soviet Press” American Historical Association (AHA), New York, NY
- Jan 2009 Organizer: “Cold War Celebrities and Myths: Jack Benny, Yuri Gagarin, and Samantha Smith.” AHA, New York, NY
- Nov 2008 “‘A Public Thirsty for Moral Shocks’: E.J. Dillon and Sexual Morality in Late Imperial Russia” Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies (AAASS), Philadelphia, PA
- March 2008 “Liberalism, Globalization, and Rural Poverty in Late Imperial Russia: Modernization on the Pages of Vestnik Evropy,” Southern Conference on Slavic Studies (SCSS), Atlanta, GA
- “Resurgent Russian Conservatism: The Narochnitskaia Phenomenon,” forthcoming in Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History
- “Are Comparisons between the Soviet and French Revolutions Valid?” In History in Dispute, v. 21 Twentieth-century European Social and Political Movements. First series. Editor Paul du Quenoy (Detroit: St. James Press, 2004)
- “Was the Sovietization of Poland after the Second World War Planned?” In History in Dispute, v. 17 Twentieth-century European Social and Political Movements. Second series. Editor Paul du Quenoy (Detroit: St. James Press, 2004)
Work In Progress
Dr. Fedyashin is currently working on his second book project Superpower Subconscious: The Cold War and the Spy Novel and performing background reading and research on the third Conservative Modernizer: A Reappraisal of Alexander III.
Area of Expertise
Russian and Soviet history, current post-Soviet affairs
Anton Fedyashin is a specialist in Russian and European history. His area of concentration is imperial Russian history, but his courses, conference papers, and publications cover the entire modern period from the imperial to the post-Soviet era. Fedyashin received his BA from St. John’s College in Annapolis, MD, where he studied the Great Books. He completed an MA at Harvard University in Russian, East European, and Central Asian Studies and went on to defend his doctoral dissertation at Georgetown University. Fedyashin teaches or has taught the following courses: Europe during the Cold War; Dostoevsky’s Russia; US Intelligence Community; Spymasters of the Twentieth Century: 1917-1999; Imperial Russia, 1700-1917; Russia and the Origins of Contemporary Eurasia; The Cold War and the Spy Novel; Imperialism and Revolution; Twentieth Century Europe; Renaissance and Revolution, 1400-1815; West in Crisis, 1900-1945. Most recently, Fedyashin appeared on NBC Nightly News to discuss “Moscow Protests” following Duma (parliament) elections in December 2012, and he also provided live commentary to Duma election results for Voice of Russia Radio Network in December.