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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
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 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.

List of Publications