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Michael Smith

Michael G. Smith


Associate Professor

Ph.D. Georgetown University, 1991

Office Hours: Fall 2013: T 1:30-2:30 Th 1:30-? & by appointment
Office: UNIV 027
Office Phone: (765) 494-4132
Office Fax: (765) 496-1755
E-mail: mgsmith@purdue.edu

Specialization:

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



Courses:

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