Susan Carmel Lehrman endows Chair in Russian History and Culture.…
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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
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.
Professor Fedyashin is currently completing a book on Russian liberalism and late imperial modernization. His second book project will deal with post-Soviet conservative thought in Russia. He is also working on articles about Russophobia in the work of British journalist E.J. Dillon and Samantha Smith’s famous 1983 visit to the USSR.
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.
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