Gregory Carleton


Professor of Russian Studies, Tufts University

Center Associate

Gregory Carleton received a BA in History and Slavic Languages and Literatures from the University of Virginia and his PhD in Slavic Languages and Literatures, specializing in Russian from the University of Michigan in 1992. He is an associate professor of Russian at Tufts University, specializing in twentieth-century literature and contemporary culture. He is the author of two books, one on the reception of Mikhail Zoshchenko and the other on the sexual revolution in Soviet Russia in the 1920s. Currently he is working on a comparative study of war narratives in Russian and American culture.

Russian literature and culture
how history is
particularly with America.
Current Project
Russia: The Story of War
Foreign Language


, Slavic Languages & Literatures (Russian)
, University of Michigan
Selected Publications

Russia: The Story of War (Harvard UP, 2017).

The Politics of Reception: Critical Constructions of Mikhail Zoshchenko (Northwestern UP, 1998).

Sexual Revolution in Bolshevik Russia (Pittsburgh UP, 2005).

"History Done Right: War and the Dynamics of Triumphalism in Contemporary Russian Culture," Slavic Review 70, no. 3 (2011): 615–636.

"Forever a Time of Troubles."  History Today (February, 2015): 28-35.