Peter Pozefsky

Peter Pozefsky

Professor - History, Global and International Studies, Russian Studies [on leave 2020-2021]

Office: Kauke 110
Phone: 330-263-2395


  • A.B., Harvard 1984
  • M.A., UCLA 1986
  • Ph.D., UCLA 1993

Courses Taught

  • Russia to 1900
  • Russia Since 1900
  • The Fall of the Soviet Union and the Rise of the New Russia
  • Stalin's Russia: History and Film
  • Western Civilization Since 1600
  • An Intellectual History of Modern Europe


Pozefsky is the author of The Nihilist Imagination (2003), an examination of the close relationship between Russian radicals and literature in the late nineteenth century. He is currently studying representations of Stalin and stalinism in contemporary Russian cinema.