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Ph.D. Georgetown University, 1991
Russian History, History of the Space Age, Topics in Global History
Hist 105 Survey of Global History Hist 238 History of Russia from Medieval Times to 1861Hist 240 History of Russia from 1861 to the PresentHist 302 Kennedy Assassination in Global PerspectiveHist 384 History of AviationHist 387 History of the Space AgeHist 391 History of Russian Popular EntertainmentHist 590 Borderlands of the Russian EmpireHist 590 Technology and Innovation in the Cold War
Professor Smith is author of Rockets and Revolution: A Cultural History of Early Spaceflight (Lincoln and London: University of Nebraska Press, 2014). He has also published Language and Power in the Creation of the USSR, 1917-1953 (Berlin and New York: Mouton de Gruyter Publishers, 1998); and a series of articles and book chapters on the Russian revolution and Soviet Azerbaijan. He is currently researching the global dimensions of the “Lenin cult” and is interested in comparative political metaphors and conspiracy theories in Russian and American culture.
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