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 2020/21)
HIST 337 / RUSS 337After Stalin: Soviet History from "Thaw" to Collapse (not offered 2020/21)
- Committee on Educational Affairs
Yana Skorobogatov is a historian of Russia and the Soviet Union. Her current book manuscript is a history of the death penalty and death penalty abolition in Russia and the Soviet Union, provisionally titled The Inferno: The Death Penalty and the End of the Soviet Imagination. Her second book project looks at the transition from communism to capitalism on the island of Sakhalin, along Russia’s Pacific coast. Her writing on Russia and the Soviet Union has been featured in The Drift, Hakai Magazine, TIME, and elsewhere.
Jonathan Williams ’19 – Siberia as Stage: Russia Depicted in Allied Narratives of the Intervention in Siberia, 1918-1920