Oleg Budnitskii

Oleg Budnitskii

Guest Speaker

Fellow (2023-2024), National Humanities Center, North Carolina

Areas of Expertise


Oleg Budnitskii is a 2023-2024 fellow at the National Humanities Center, North Carolina. In 2011-2023 he was the founding director of the International Center for the History and Sociology of WWII and Its Consequences/Institute for Advanced Soviet and Post-Soviet Studies at the National Research University–Higher School of Economics, Moscow. He is the author or coauthor of nine books and editor or coeditor of 27 others on imperial Russian, Soviet, and modern Jewish history. Recent books include War, Conquest, and Catastrophe: Jews in the Soviet Union: A History, 1939–1945 (2022, with David Engel, Gennady Estraikh, and Anna Shternshis) and Another Russia: Studies in the History of Russian Emigration (2021, in Russian). He is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including fellowships and grants from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Fulbright Program, Oxford Center for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, MacArthur Foundation, and IREX.