Erin Hutchinson studies the Soviet Union as a multinational state and society, with a particular focus cultural and political history. Her current project explores how intellectuals, especially those of rural origins, sought to transform cultural understandings of the nation after the death of Stalin. Her research examines writers from across the Soviet Union, with a particular focus on the Soviet republics of Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, and Moldova.
Soviet history, Soviet nationalities, nationalism, Politics of culture, rural life in the USSR
HIST 3713 - Seminar in Russian History
Capstone seminars are designed for advanced history majors to pull together the skills they have honed in previous courses. This seminar focuses on Russian history, and will include readings and discussions in a small seminar setting. In relation to the course topic, students will develop an individual research project and write a paper based on primary sources. Recommended restriction: History GPA of 2.0 or higher.
HIST 4723 - Imperial Russia
Surveys major cultural, social, and economic changes from the reign of Peter the Great through World War I. Recommended prerequisite: HIST 1012.