Assistant Professor of History
Spring 2020 Class Hours
All classes being taught online.
Spring 2020 Office Hours
No meetings on campus.
M.A. University of Texas, Austin (2012)
Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, History (2018)
HIST 140 T / RUSS 140Crime and Punishment in Russian History (not offered 2020/20)
HIST 240 / RUSS 240The Soviet Experiment (not offered 2020/20)
HIST 241 / RUSS 241Imperial Russia: State and Society between Europe and Asia (not offered 2020/20)
HIST 337 / RUSS 337After Stalin: Soviet History from "Thaw" to Collapse (not offered 2020/20)
HIST 341 / RUSS 341Collapse: The Fall and Afterlife of the Soviet Union (not offered 2020/20)
- Committee on Educational Affairs
Yana Skorobogatov is a historian of Russia and the Soviet Union. Her current book manuscript is a history of the Soviet death penalty after 1954, provisionally titled Killing the Soviet Man: The Death Penalty in the Soviet Union, 1954-1991. In addition to her interests in topics related to criminal justice, she is fascinated by the idea of Soviet communism’s afterlife, a theme she will explore in her second book project about the transition from communism to capitalism on the island of Sakhalin, in the Russian Far East.
Jonathan Williams ’19 – Siberia as Stage: Russia Depicted in Allied Narratives of the Intervention in Siberia, 1918-1920