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Eric Lohr Professor and Dr. James H. Billington Chair of Russian History and Culture CAS - History

Eric Lohr is Chair of the History Department and author of Russian Citizenship: From Empire to Soviet Union (Harvard University Press, 2012) and Nationalizing the Russian Empire: The Campaign Against

  elohr@american.edu

  (202) 885-2464

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Recent Books

  • M.J. Rymsza-Pawlowska, History Comes Alive: Public History and Popular Culture in the 1970s
  • Allan Lichtman, The Embattled Vote in America: From the Founding to the Present and White Protestant Nation: The Rise of the American Conservative Movement

Recent Articles

  • Eileen Findlay, “Cien por Cientos Cubanos: National Identity, Master Narratives, and Silencing Moves in a Transnational Caribbean Family History,” Latin American Research Review.
  • Max Paul Friedman, “The Promise of Precommitment in Democracy and Hu-man Rights” (with Tom Long), Perspectives on Politics. 

Recent Books

  • Pamela Nadell, America’s Jewish Women: A History from Colonial Times to Today 
  • M. J. Rymsza-Pawlowska, History Comes Alive: Public History and Popular Culture in the 1970s
  • Laura Beers, Red Ellen: The Life of Ellen Wilkinson, Socialist, Feminist, Internationalist

Recent Articles

  • Eileen Findlay, “Cien por Cientos Cubanos: National Identity, Master Narratives, and Silencing Moves in a Transnational Caribbean Family History,” Latin American Research Review.
  • Theresa Runstedtler, “Punishing the Punch: Constructions of Black Criminality During the NBA’s ‘Dark Ages,’” Journal of African American History.
  • M.J. Rymsza-Pawlowska, “Hippies Living History: Form and Context in Tracing Public History’s Past,” The Public Historian; “Between Reception and Interpretation: The Historical Practice of Ant Farm,” ASAP/Journal.
  • Katharina Vester, “‘POISE, Miss Lane!’ Super-Femininity in U.S. Comic Books in the 1940s and 50s,” Bodies in Flux: Embodiments at the End of Anthropocentrism.

Recent Books

  • Pamela Nadell, America’s Jewish Women: A History from Colonial Times to Today 
  • M.J. Rymsza-Pawlowska, History Comes Alive: Public History and Popular Culture in the 1970s

Recent Articles

  • Eileen Findlay, “Cien por Cientos Cubanos: National Identity, Master Narratives, and Silencing Moves in a Transnational Caribbean Family History,” Latin American Research Review.
  • M.J. Rymsza-Pawlowska, “Hippies Living History: Form and Context in Tracing Public History’s Past,” The Public Historian; “Between Reception and Interpretation: The Historical Practice of Ant Farm,” ASAP/Journal.

Recent Books

  • Richard Breitman, The Berlin Mission: The American Who Resisted Nazi Germany from Within
  • Andrew Demshuk, Bowling for Communism: Urban Ingenuity at the End of East Germany
  • Lisa Leff, Colonialism and the Jews

Recent Articles

  • Anton Fedyashin, “Andropov’s Gamble: Samantha Smith and Soviet Soft Power” in The Journal of Russian-American Studies.
  • Eric Lohr, “The Bolshevik Revolution is Over,” The Journal of Modern History
  • April Shelford, “Experience and Authority: A Colonial Naturalist at Work in Eighteenth-Century Jamaica” at the 15th International Congress on the Enlightenment in Edinburgh, Scotland; “Protest by Proxy: Saint-Domingue & the Stamp Act Crisis,” at a colloquium hosted at the University of Toulon, France; “Nature, God, & Transcendence in Eighteenth-Century Jamaica” at the British Studies Annual Meeting; “The Enlightened Planter” at the Western Society for French History

Recent Books

  • Michael Brenner, In Search of Israel: The History of an Idea
  • Justin Jacobs, The Compensations of Plunder: How China Lost Its Treasures
  • Pedram Partovi, Popular Iranian Cinema before the Revolution: Family and Nation in Fīlmfārsī
  • Elizabeth Thompson, How the West Stole Democracy from the Arabs

Recent Articles

  • Justin Jacobs, "The Concept of the Silk Road in the 19th and 20th Centuries," The Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Asian History.

Selected Works

  • Richard Breitman, The Berlin Mission: The American Who Resisted Nazi Germany from Within
  • Michael Brenner, In Search of Israel: The History of an Idea
  • Lisa Leff, Colonialism and the Jews
  • Pamela Nadell, America’s Jewish Women: A History from Colonial Times to Today 

 

Faculty Directory

Browse faculty by research interests or alphabetical listings; see below for In- Residence Faculty.

In Residence Faculty