Yana Skorobogatov

Yana Skorobogatov

Assistant Professor of History

Hollander Hall Rm 226

Fall 2019 Class Hours

Tue/Thu – 9:55 am to 11:10 am
Wed – 7:00 pm to 9:40 pm

Fall 2019 Office Hours

Tue – 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm (Sawyer Library)
(and by appointment)


B.A. University of California, Berkeley (2009)
M.A. University of Texas, Austin (2012)
Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, History (2018)

Current Committees

  • 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.

Thesis Advised

Jonathan Williams ’19 – Siberia as Stage: Russia Depicted in Allied Narratives of the Intervention in Siberia, 1918-1920