Paul R. Josephson
Professor of History
|A.M.||Soviet Studies||Harvard University||1978|
Areas of Expertise
- Russian and Soviet history
- History of modern science and technology, especially space, nuclear and genome policies
- Environmental history
Courses Currently Teaching
|HI227 A||Russian History, 900-1905: Orthodoxy, Autocracy, and Nationality|
|HI228 A||The Russian Empire: Soviet History and 20th-Century Revolutions|
|HI246 A||Luddite Rantings: A Historical Critique of Big Technology|
|HI327 A||Daily Life Under Stalin|
|HI443 A||Research Seminar: 20th-Century Environmental History|
An Environmental History of Russia and the former Soviet Union (with Ruben Mnatsakian, Aleg Cherp, Nikolai Dronin, Dmitry Efremenko, Vladislav Larin, Oleg Yanitsky, and Sergei Mirnyi) (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming).
Lenin’s Laureate: A Life in Communist Science (Cambridge: MIT Press, forthcoming).
Would Trotsky Wear a Bluetooth? Technological Utopianism Under Socialism: (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009).
Motorized Obsession: Life, Liberty and the Small Bore Engine (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007).
Resources Under Regimes (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2005).
Industrialized Nature (Washington and Covelo, CA: Island Press, 2002).
Red Atom (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2005). Originally published New York: W. H. Freeman and Co.,1999.
New Atlantis Revisited: The Siberian City of Science (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1997). Shulman Prize of AAASS in 1998.
Totalitarian Science and Technology (Humanity Books, 2005), revised edition. Originally published Atlantic Highlands, NJ: Humanities Press, 1996.
Physics and Politics in Revolutionary Russia (Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1991).
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