Walter Connor

Center Associate

Professor of Political Science, Sociology & International Relations, Boston University

Professor Connor has authored or co-authored/edited seven books—among them: The Accidental Proletariat (1991), The Polish Road from Socialism (1993), and Tattered Banners: Labor, Conflict and Corporatism in Post Communist Russia (1996). Professor Connor has written a host of scholarly articles and book chapters on Russian and Eastern European politics and society. On the University of Michigan faculty 1968-76, he then served as Director of Soviet and East European Studies at the Foreign Service Institute at the US State Department from 1976 to 1984. The winner of a Guggenheim Fellowship and the state department’s Meritorious Honor Award, he also holds appointments in the Sociology Department and the Department of International Relations at Boston University.