Stuart Finkel

Office: 221 Keene-Flint Hall
Phone: (352) 273-3386
Fax: (352) 392-6927
Mailing address:
Department of History
University of Florida
P.O. Box 117320
Gainesville, FL 32611-7320

Stuart Finkel is an Associate Professor of Russian and Soviet history. He received his Ph.D. in 2001 from Stanford University. He has been a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard University’s Davis Center for Russian Studies, a visiting lecturer at the University of Texas at Austin, and a post-doctoral teaching fellow for the Introduction to Humanities Program at Stanford. His book, On the Ideological Front: The Russian Intelligentsia and the Making of the Soviet Public Sphere has been published by Yale University Press (2007). His other recent publications include “Sociology and Revolution: Pitirim Sorokin and Russia’s National Degeneration,”Russian History/Histoire Russe (Summer 2005); “An Intensification of Vigilance: Recent Perspectives on the Institutional History of the Soviet Security Apparatus in the 1920s,” Kritika (Spring 2004); and “Purging the Public Intellectual: The 1922 Expulsions from Soviet Russia,” Russian Review (October 2003).  He is currently researching the history of the Russian Political Red Cross, which under the leadership of Ekaterina Peshkova lobbied on behalf of political prisoners under Soviet rule from 1918 to 1937.

His courses include “20th Century Russian and Soviet History,” “The History of Imperial Russia, 1700-1917,” “European Intellectual History,” and “Empire and Nation in Russian and Soviet History.”