Benjamin Tromly

Benjamin Tromly

Professor, History

Benjamin Tromly teaches courses in modern European history, with an emphasis on the 20th century. His teaching interests include Russian and East European History, totalitarianism, the Cold War, European intellectual history, collective memory, and European nationalisms. Tromly is the author of two books. Making the Soviet Intelligentsia: Universities and Intellectual Life under Stalin and Khruschev (Cambridge University Press, 2014) explores the formation of educated elites in Russian and Ukrainian universities during the early Cold War, and the conflicts that arose about the place of intellectuals and higher learning under socialism. Cold War Exiles and the CIA: Plotting to Free Russia (Oxford University Press, 2019), examples the activities of Russian anti-communist émigrés and refugees in the early Cold War. He has published in Cold War HistoryContemporary European HistoryEurope-Asia Studies, European History Quarterly, Intelligence and National SecurityJournal of Cold War StudiesKritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian HistoryNationalities Papers, and Russian Review.

BA Grinnell College 1999
MA Harvard University 2002
PhD Harvard University 2007
Memory, History and Identity CONN 310-A Fall 2024
Russia Since 1861 HIST 224-A Fall 2024
Espionage in Europe and US HIST 335-A Fall 2024

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