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Ronald Grigor Suny
Charles Tilly Collegiate Professor of Social and Political History
The University of Michigan
Emeritus Professor of Political Science and History
The University of Chicago
Director, Eisenberg Institute of Historical Studies
The University of Michigan (2009-2012)
Birth date: September 25, 1940.
Family Status: Married (wife deceased). Three children (one deceased).
Education: B.A., Swarthmore College, 1962.
M.A., Columbia University, 1965.
Certificate of the Russian Institute, 1965.
Ph.D., Columbia University, 1968.
Master's Essay: "Stepan Shaumian and the Bolshevik Movement in Transcaucasia, 1878-1917."
Dissertation: The Baku Commune, 1917-1918: Political Strategy in a Social Revolution.
Academic Honors (Undergraduate):
Phi Beta Kappa.
High Honors in History.
Graduate Fellowship Awards:
Foreign Area Fellowship (American Council of Learned Societies).
Inter-University Committee on Travel Grants to the USSR, 1965-1966.
Post-Graduate Awards, Fellowships, and Appointments:
Oberlin College Grants in Aid; H. H. Powers Travel Grants, Summer 1970;
January 1975; Summer 1979; Research Status Appointments, 1971O-1981.
International Research and Exchanges Board Grant to the USSR, 1971-1972;
Fulbright Grant for research in the USSR, 1975-1976.
Senior Fellow at the Russian Institute, Columbia University, Spring 1976.
National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship (Category A), 1980-1981;
Summer Stipend, 1993.
Fellow at Russian Research Center, Harvard University, 1980-1981.
H.H. Rackham Grant, Summer 1982; Faculty Fellowship and Grant (for research in Finland), summer 1985; Faculty Fellowship (for research in Russia), summer 1993.
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship, 1983-1984.
Title VIII Soviet and East European Studies Research Fellowship, Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace, January-March, June-August 1987.
National Council for Soviet and East European Research, 1991-1992.
Arthur H. Dadian Armenian Heritage Award of the Armenian Students' Association of America, June 20, 1992.
Elected to International Heritage Hall of Fame, Cobo Center, Detroit, MI, April 30, 1993.
Fellow, Center for International Security and Arms Control, Stanford University, 1996.
Research and Writing Grant, Program on Global Security and Sustainability, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, 1998-1999.
Appointments at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA, 2001-2002, 2005-2006.
Middle East Studies Association Academic Freedom Award, 2005, for organizing the Workshop for Armenian-Turkish Scholarship (WATS).
Richard Hudson Research Professor of History, The University of Michigan, Fall 2008.
Everett and Marian Gordon Fellowship, United States Holocaust Museum, JulyDecember 2013.
ASEEES 2013 Distinguished Contributions to Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies Award, presented November 23, 2013.
Berlin Prize, Anna-Marie Kellen Fellow, American Academy in Berlin, JanuaryMay 2014.
Lecturer, Columbia University, 1967-1968.
Assistant Professor, Oberlin College, 1968-1972.
Associate Professor, Oberlin College, 1972-1981.
Tenured Appointment, Oberlin College, 1973.
Visiting Professor of Armenian and Russian History, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1977-1978.
Alex Manoogian Professor of Modern Armenian History, University of Michigan, 1981-1994 Director, Armenian Studies Program, University of Michigan, 1981-1994 Distinguished Visiting Professor of Russian and Soviet History, University of California, Irvine, March-June, September-December 1987.
Professor of Political Science, University of Chicago, 1994-2005.
Professor of History, University of Chicago, 2004-2005.
Visiting Professor of History, Stanford University, 1995-1996.
Charles Tilly Collegiate Professor of Social and Political History, University of Michigan, 2005Emeritus Professor of Political Science and History, University of Chicago, 2005Director, Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies, University of Michigan, 2009-2012
American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies; member of the Board, 1999-2001; elected vice-president, 2004; elected president, 2005.
American Historical Association.
American Political Science Association Study Group on European Labor History (AHA).
Study Group on the Russian Revolution (Britain).
Society for Armenian Studies (SAS). Elected member of the Administrative Council, 1978-1979, 198O-1981, 1983-1984; chairman, 1981, 1984.
Society for the Study of Caucasia.
Member, Board of Directors, The Zoryan Institute for Contemporary Armenian Research and Documentation, Cambridge, MA (until 1991).
Member, Editorial Committee, Soviet Studies in History, 198O-1982.
Member, Editorial Board, Journal of the Society for Armenian Studies.
Member, Editorial Board, The Armenian Review.
Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Armenian Studies.
Member, Board of Consulting Editors, International Labor and Working-Class History.
Member, Editorial Board of International Journal of Middle East Studies (1999Member, Advisory Board, Indiana-Michigan Series on Russian and East European Studies (1989-1994).
Member, Editorial Board, Slavic Review (1992-1996); and consultant on Transcaucasian Books.
Contributing Editor, Armenian International Magazine.
Member, Editorial Board, Armenian Forum.
Member, Editorial Advisory Board, ACE: Analysis of Current Events.
Social Science Research Council, Regional Advisory Panel, Eastern Europe and Eurasia.
Member, Editorial Board, Ab Imperio.
Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Eurasian Studies.
Member, Editorial Board, The Turkish Review.
Professional Service Outside the University:
Series Editor, Ann Arbor Paperbacks for the Study of Russian and Soviet History and Politics, University of Michigan Press.
Judge for European history awards for the National Endowment for the Humanities, 1983, 1984, 1988.
Member, Armenian Assembly Committee for the Holocaust Museum.
Member, Genocide Project Oversight Committee, The Zoryan Institute, Cambridge, MA.
Co-chairman, Mid-West Slavic Convention, 1987.
Reader of manuscripts for Princeton, University of California, Stanford, Cornell, Rutgers, Harvard, Yale, Cambridge, Oxford, Northern Illinois, Indiana, and other university presses.
Outside honors examiner, Swarthmore College, 1971, 1974, 1988.
Member, Visiting Committee to evaluate the History Department, Williams College, April 1988.
Lecturer, Smithsonian Institution Tour of USSR, Summer 1988.
Evaluator of American Reportage on the USSR for the Center for War, Peace, and the News Media, New York University; lecturer on nationalities problems at Briefing for American correspondents in Moscow, March 1989.
Evaluator of Georgian-language broadcasts to the USSR for Radio Liberty, summer 1989.
Member, Committee on Developmental Fellowships, International Research and Exchanges Board, 1990, 1991.
Member, Eastern Europe/Eurasia Regional Advisory Panel, SSRC, 1997Evaluator of the Department of History and the Program in Russian, School of Humanities, University of California, Irvine, April 1999.
Evaluator of the Departments of History and Political Science, International Studies, and Center for Russian and East European Studies, the University of Toronto (May 1999).
Evaluator of International Studies Program at the Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington (May 2002).
Visiting Committee, Davis Center for Russian Studies, Harvard University, 2000-2006.
Member, Regional Advisory Panel for Eurasia, Social Sciences Research Council, 1999-2002.
Member, Executive Committee, American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, 1999-2001.
Member, Board of Directors, National Council for East European and Eurasian Research, 2001-2006; Executive Committee, 2001-2006.
Member, Executive Committee, Association for the Study of Nationalities, 2001Member, Presidential Ad Hoc Tenure Committee, Harvard University (February 10, 2006).
Evaluator, Central Eurasian Program, Davis Center, Harvard University (March 8-9, 2006).
Founder, organizer, and ongoing member of executive committee of the Workshop for Armenian-Turkish Scholarship (WATS), that has held a series of workshops bringing Armenian, Turkish, and other scholars together to investigate the Armenian Genocide, 2000-2012.
The Baku Commune, 1917-1918: Class and Nationality in the Russian Revolution (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1972).
Turkish edition: Baku Kommunu: Rus Devriminde Milliyet ve Sinif, trans. Kudret Emiroglu (Istanbul: Belge Yayinlari, 1990).
Armenia in the Twentieth Century (Chico, CA.: Scholars Press, 1983).
(editor), Transcaucasia, Nationalism and Social Change: Essays in the History of Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia (Ann Arbor: Michigan Slavic Publications, 1983; Revised edition: Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1996).
The Making of the Georgian Nation (Bloomington, IN. and Stanford, CA.: Indiana University Press in association with the Hoover Institution Press: 1988; London: I. B. Taurus & Co., 1989; second edition: Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1994).
with Diane C. Koenker and William G. Rosenberg (editors), Party, State, and Society in the Russian Civil War: Explorations in Social History (Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1989).
with Arthur Adams (editors), The Russian Revolution and Bolshevik Victory: Visions and Revisions (Lexington, MA: D. C. Heath, 1990).
Looking Toward Ararat: The Armenians in Modern History (Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1993).
The Revenge of the Past: Nationalism, Revolution, and the Collapse of the Soviet Union (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1993).
with Lewis H. Siegelbaum (editors), Making Workers Soviet: Power, Class, and Identity (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1994).
with Geoff Eley (editors), Becoming National: A Reader (New York: Oxford University Press, 1996); second edition in preparation.
The Soviet Experiment: Russia, the USSR, and the Successor States (New York: Oxford University Press, 1998; 2011).
with Michael D. Kennedy (editors), Intellectuals and the Articulation of the Nation (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1999; paperback, 2001).
with Terry Martin (editors), A State of Nations: Empire and Nation-making in the Age of Lenin and Stalin (New York: Oxford University Press, 2001).
Russian edition: Gosudarstvo natsii: Imperiia i natsional'noe stroitel'stvo v epokhu Lenina i Stalina, trans. by V. I. Matuzovoi. (Moscow: ROSSPEN: Fond "Prezidentskii tsentr B.N. El'tsina", 2011).
(ed. and introductions), The Structure of Soviet History: Russia, the Soviet Union, and the Successor States in the Twentieth Century (New York: Oxford University Press, 2003; 2013).
Associate editor, Encyclopedia of Russian History, 4 vols. (New York: Macmillan, 2004).
Editor, Cambridge History of Russia, Volume III: The Twentieth Century (Cambridge:
Cambridge University Press, 2006).
Editor, with Fatma Müge Goçek and Norman Naimark, A Question of Genocide:
Armenians and Turks at the End of the Ottoman Empire (New York: Oxford University Press, 2011; paperback edition, 2012).
Stalin, From Koba to Commissar (New York: Oxford University Press, sent to press).
The Armenian Genocide (Princeton: Princeton University Press, in preparation).
with Valerie Kivelson, Russia’s Empires (under contract with Oxford University Press).
Red Flag Unfurled: Historians and the Soviet Union (historiographical essays, under contract with Verso Books).
"Old Left, New Left, and the USSR," The Activist, no. 24 (Spring 1969), pp. 3-7.
"A Journeyman for the Revolution: Stalin and the Labour Movement in Baku, June 19O7May 19O8," Soviet Studies, XXIII, 3 (January 1972), pp. 373-394.
"The Kolkos' View of the Cold War," The Activist, XIV, 2 (35) (Spring 1974), pp. 27-31.
"Labor and Liquidators: Revolutionaries and the 'Reaction' in Baku, May 1908-April 1912," Slavic Review, XXXIV, 2 (June 1975), pp. 319-340.
"Some Thoughts on 1917: In Lieu of a Review of William Rosenberg's Liberals in the Russian Revolution: The Constitutional Democratic Party, 1917-1921," Sbornik: Papers of the First Conference of the Study Group on the Russian Revolution (Leeds, 1975), pp. 24-27.
"Antonov Peasant Rebellion (192O-1921)," "Azizbekov, Meshadi Azim-bek-ogly (1876Baku Commissars," "Baku Commune, 1918," in The Modern Encyclopedia of Russian and Soviet History, I (ed. by Joseph L. Wieczynski) (Academic International Press: Gulf Breeze, Florida, 19 ), pp. 49-52; 210-212; III (19 ), pp. 17-19; 19-22.
"The Early Years of Stepan Shaumian: 1878-19O5," Ararat, XVIII, 2 (Spring 1977), pp. 2Perspective on Karabagh," Armenian Mirror-Spectator, XLV, 38, April 8, 1978; 39, April 15, 1978; reprinted in ibid., ; and in The Armenian Observer, December 2, 1987.
"`The Peasants Have Always Fed Us': The Georgian Nobility and the Peasant Emancipation, 1856-1871," The Russian Review, XXXVIII, (January 1979), pp. 27-51.
"Russian Rule and Caucasian Society in the First Half of the Nineteenth Century: The Georgian Nobility and the Armenian Bourgeoisie," Nationalities Papers, VII, 1 (Spring 1979), 53-78.
"Soviet Georgia in the Seventies," Occasional Paper, no. 64, Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies, The Wilson Center, Washington, D.C.
"Populism, Nationalism, and Marxism: The Origins of Revolutionary Parties Among the Armenians of the Caucasus," The Armenian Review, XXXII, 2-126 (June 1979), pp. 134-151.
"Marxism, Nationalism, and the Armenian Labor Movement in Transcaucasia, 189O-19O3," The Armenian Review, XXXIII, 1-129 (March 198O), pp. 3O-47.