Terry Martin

Terry
Martin

George F. Baker III Professor of Russian Studies, and Director of the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University

Executive Committee,
Faculty Associate,
Staff

Terry Martin is the George F. Baker III Professor of Russian Studies in the History Department, and director of the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University. He is the author of The Affirmative Action Empire: Nations and Nationalism in the USSR, 1923–1939 (Cornell UP, 2001) and co-editor (with Ronald Suny) of A State of Nations: Empire and Nation-Making in the Age of Lenin and Stalin (Oxford UP, 2001). In addition to questions of nationality and empire, he has written on religion, political and adminstrative history, Soviet neo-traditionalism, and the political police, as well as the Nazi-Soviet comparison. He is currently completing a book on the politics and sociology of state information-gathering in the USSR from the revolution through the death of Stalin.

Expertise
Russia and Eastern Europe;
Soviet formation of national identity and nationalities policy
Current Project
Politics and Sociology of State Information-Gathering in the USSR from the Revolution through the Death of Stalin

Education

Ph.D.
, Russian history
, University of Chicago
Selected Publications

A State of Nations: Empire and Nation-Building in the Age of Lenin and Stalin, co-authored with Ronald Grigor Suny, Oxford: Oxford UP (2001)

The Affirmative Action Empire: Nations and Nationalism in the Soviet Union 1923–1939, Ithaca: Cornell UP (2001)

"Interpreting the New Archival Signals: Nationalities Policy and the Nature of Soviet Bureaucracy," Cahiers du monde russe (1999)

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Telephone
617-495-9895