Mark D Steinberg

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Director of Graduate Studies, Professor of Center
Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies

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PhD, UC Berkeley, 1987

MA, University of California, History, Berkeley

B.A., University of California, History, Santa Cruz

Countries of Study

Russia and former Soviet union

Courses Taught

  • Russian History from Early Times to the Present: Power, Imagination, and the Everyday
  • Problems in Late-Imperial Russian History
  • HIST 461: Russia from Peter the Great to the Revolution
  • Russia in Revolution: Experience and Imagination
  • Interpreting the Modern City: London, Paris, Berlin, St. Petersburg

Research / Training Specializations

Cultural, intellectual, and social history of Russia in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The city, revolutions, emotions, religion, violence, utopias.

Distinctions / Awards

Research Board Award: 2008-9, 2009-10, 2010-11 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, 2007-8



  • Steinberg, Mark D. The Russian Revolution, 1905-1921. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017.
  • Interpreting Emotions in Russia and Eastern Europe . Ed. Mark D. Steinberg and Valeria Sobol. Northern Illinois University Press: DeKalb, 2011.
  • Steinberg, Mark D. Petersburg Fin de Siecle. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2011.
  • Steinberg, Mark D., and Nicholas V. Riasanovsky. History of Russia, 8th edition. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010.
  • Kul’tury gorodov Rossiiskoi imperii. Ed. Mark D. Steinberg and Boris Kolonitskii. St. Petersburg: Evropeiskii dom, 2009.

Book Contributions

  • Steinberg, Mark D. "“Feeling Modern on the Russian Street: From Desire to Despair"." The Routledge History Handbook of Gender and the Urban Experience. Routledge, 2017.
  • "Emotions History in Eastern Europe." Doing Emotions History. 2013.
  • "Blood in the Air: Everyday Violence in the Experience of the Petersburg Poor, 1905-1917." Spaces of the Poor: Perspectives of Cultural Sciences on Urban Slum Areas and Their Inhabitants. 2013.