Communism Experts

Professor, Department of Writing and Linguistics, Georgia Southern University
Independent scholar
Academy Scholar, Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies, Harvard University, and Assistant Professor of Political Science, School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, University of California at San Diego
Professor, Department of History, University of ALabama at Birmingham
John L. Thornton China Center at the Brookings Institution
Jonathan D. Pollack is a senior fellow with the John L. Thornton China Center. Before his appointment at Brookings, he was professor of Asian and Pacific Studies and chairman of the Asia-Pacific Studies Group at the Naval War College.  He is also a research associate in the National Asia Research Program of the National Bureau of Asian Research and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for...
Blair A. Ruble is currently Vice President for Programs at the Wilson Center, Director of the Urban Sustainability Laboratory, and Senior Advisor to the Kennan Institute.  Previously, he served as the long-time Director of the Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies (1989-2012) as well as of the Wilson Center’s Comparative Urban Studies Program (1992-2012). A native of New York, D...
Associate Professor, Central European University, History Department
Senior Lecturer, Department of Law, Russian Academy of Justice, Central Branch, Voronezh
Lecturer in International History, University College London
Sarah B. Snyder is a lecturer in international history at University College London and specializes in the history of the Cold War, Human Rights activism and United States Human Rights policy. Her research interests focus specifically on the international history of the Cold War and transnational human rights activism. Formerly, Snyder has served as a Cassius Marcellus Clay Postdoctoral Ffellow in...
Masaryk Institute and Archives of the Czech Republic
Vitezslav Sommer received his PhD from Charles University, Prague in 2011. His dissertation explored the origins of communist party historiography in Czechoslovakia and its development in the Stalinist, post-Stalinist and reform communist period (1950–1970). He is at present a post-doctoral researcher at the Sciences Po in Paris (ERC project ‘A political history of the future: kno...

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