Visiting Alger Hiss Professor of History and Literature
Academic Program Affiliation(s): Russian and Eurasian Studies
Biography:B.A., Columbia University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago. Author, Inside the Stalin Archives: Discovering the New Russia (2008), Stalin’s Last Crime (2003; named one of the Best Books of the Year by the Financial Times); Isaac Babel (University of Chicago Press, forthcoming). Editor, The Best of TriQuarterly (Washington Square Press, 1982); A John Cage Reader (C. F. Peters, 1984). Has held editorial positions at Yale University Press, Northwestern University Press, FORMATIONS, TriQuarterly. Articles published in Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, American Scholar, New Criterion, New Republic, New York Times, Commentary, and many other newspapers and journals. Recipient, Whiting Foundation Fellowship (1977–78). Executive director, YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, Bard's partner in the Bard-YIVO Institute for East European Jewish History and Culture. At Bard since 2004.