Ivan Kurilla

Ivan Kurilla

Center Associate

Mary L. Cornille Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Humanities at Wellesley College

Ivan Kurilla’s primary field of interest is the history of US – Russian relations. Besides, he has organized workshops, published articles and edited volumes on the theme of the use of history, historical memory and historical politics in contemporary society. Kurilla’s articles appeared in the leading Russian and international journals. 

 The most recent books are: 

(in English):

Kurilla Ivan (ed.) Carl W. Ackerman, Trailing the Bolsheviki: Twelve Thousand Miles with the Allies in Siberia (Slavica, 2020); 

Kurilla, Ivan and Zhuravleva, Victoria I. (eds.). Russian/Soviet Studies in the United States, Amerikanistika in Russia: Mutual Representations in Academic Projects. (Lexington, 2016). 

(in Russian): 

Amerikantsy i vse ostalnye: Istoki i smysl vneshney politiki SShA (Americans and all the rest: Origin and meaning of the U.S. foreign policy). Alpina, forthcoming March 2024; 

Bitva za proshloe: Kak politika menyaet istoriyu (Battle for the Past: How Politics Changes History), Alpina, 2022; 

Istoriya, ili Proshloe v nastoyashchem (History, or the Past in Present), EU press, 2017; Zaklyatye druzia: Istoriya mneniy, fantazii, kontaktov, vzaimo(ne)ponimania Rossii i SShA (Frenemies: History of opinions, phantasies, contacts, mutual (mis)understanding of Russia and the USA), NLO, 2018.