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)
- Winter Study Committee
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