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Michael Smith

Michael G. Smith

Associate Professor

Ph.D. Georgetown University, 1991

Office Hours: Fall 2014: TTh 10:30-11:30 & by appointment
Office: UNIV 027
Office Phone: (765) 494-4132
Office Fax: (765) 496-1755


Russian History, History of the Space Age, Topics in Global History 


Hist 105 Survey of Global History
Hist 387 History of the Space Age
Hist 391 History of Russian Popular Entertainment
Hist 395 Junior Writing Seminar: History as Conspiracy:  Plots and Rumors, Murders and Coups (32829)

Professor Smith is author of Language and Power in the Creation of the USSR, 1917-1953 (1998); and has also published a series of articles and book chapters on the Russian revolution in Baku, Azerbaijan. He has recently completed a book manuscript on "International Approaches to Rocketry and Spaceflight, 1903-1953."  As of now, he is researching the global dimensions of the “Lenin cult” and a comparative history of political violence and conspiracy (in the U.S. and USSR).  

List of Publications