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Mark Steinberg

Mark Steinberg

Director of Graduate Studies, Associate Chair, Department of History, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign


Mark D. Steinberg. Professor, Associate Chair, and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of History, University of Illinois. Vice-President and President-Elect of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies.

At the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (the flagship campus), Mark D. Steinberg is Professor of History, Director of Graduate Studies and Associate Chair of History, Chair of the Committee on Academic Freedom and Tenure of the Academic Senate, and member of the Senate Executive Committee.

He received his doctoral degree from the University of California at Berkeley and was previously a faculty member at Harvard University (1987-1989) and Yale University (1989-1996).

From 1998 to 2004, he was Director of the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center at Illinois. From 2006 to 2013, he was editor of Slavic Review: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Russian, Eurasian, and East European Studies. In January 2017, he becomes President-Elect and Vice President of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies.

His scholarly research has focused on social movements, labor relations, popular culture, emotions, religion, violence, and the modern city. He is the author of many scholarly articles, edited collections, and articles.

His recent books include Voices of Revolution, 1917 (Yale, 2001); Proletarian Imagination: Self, Modernity, and the Sacred in Russia, 1910-1925 (Cornell, 2002); Petersburg Fin-de-Siecle (Yale, 2011); the seventh through ninth (2018) editions of A History of Russia with Nicholas Riasanovsky (Oxford); and The Russian Revolution, 1905-1921 (Oxford 2017), which will be published in Russian by Gaidar Institute Publishing in early 2018.