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Wendy Goldman

Professor
Ph.D.: University of Pennsylvania, 1987
Department Member Since: 1988

Biography

Wendy Z. Goldman, professor in the History Department of Carnegie Mellon University, is a social and political historian of Russia. Her early work, Women, the State and Revolution: Soviet Family Policy and Social Life, 1917-1936 (Cambridge University Press, 1993) and Women at the Gates: Gender and Industry in Stalin’s Russia Women (Cambridge University Press, 2002) focused on family policy, women's emancipation, and industrialization. More recently, she has written about Stalinist repression in Terror and Democracy in the Age of Stalin: The Social Dynamics of Repression (Cambridge University Press, 2007) and Inventing the Enemy: Denunciation and Terror in Stalin’s Russia (Cambridge University Press, 2011.) Her latest work, (co edited with Donald Filtzer,) Hunger and War: Food Provisioning in the Soviet Union During World War II (Indiana University Press, 2014) examines conditions and food policy at the front and in the rear. She is currently at work on a book about the Soviet home front during WW II.

Find an interview with Professor Goldman about her book, Inventing the Enemy, on New Books Network.

selected Publications

Inventing the Enemy. Denunciation and Terror in Stalin’s Russia (Cambridge University Press, 2011; paperback edition, 2011)
Terror and Democracy in the Age of Stalin. The Social Dynamics of Repression (Cambridge University Press, 2007; paperback edition, 2007). Italian edition, 2009, Russian edition, 2010.
Women at the Gates: Gender and Industry in Stalin's Russia (Cambridge University Press, 2002; paperback edition, 2002). Russian edition, 2011.
Women, the State and Revolution: Soviet Family Policy and Social Life, 1917-1936 (Cambridge University Press, 1993; paperback edition, 1993) Spanish edition, 2010.
A Dream Deferred. New Studies in Russian and Soviet Labour History (Peter Lang, 2008) (Co edited with Donald Filtzer, Gijs Kessler, Simon Pirani).
“Hunger and Politics: Prelude to the Great Terror in the Soviet Union,” in Mathias Middell, Felix Wemheuer, eds., in Hunger and Scarcity under Socialist Rule (Leipzig University Press, 2010.)
“Terror and Democracy: The 1937 Union Campaign,” American Historical Review (December, 2005).
“The Internal Soviet Passport: Workers and Free Movement,” in Marsha Siefert, ed., Extending the Borders of Russian History (Budapest: Central European University Press, 2002).
“Les Femmes dans la Société Sovietique,” in Michel Dreyfus et al., eds., Siecle des Communismes (Paris: L'Atelier, 2000).
“Babas at the Bench: Gender Relations in Industry in the 1930s,” in Melanie Ilic, ed., Women and the Stalin Era (London: Macmillan, 2001).

Courses Taught

Russian History: from the First to the Last Tsar
Russian History: from Socialism to Capitalism
Stalin and Stalinism
The Soviet Union in World War II
Gender and Family in Russia
Graduate Seminar: Working-Class Formation in Comparative Perspective
Graduate Seminar: Gender, Labor, and Industrialization
Graduate Seminar: Comparative Revolution
Graduate Seminar: Women and Revolution
Graduate Transnational Seminar: Stalinism and Nazism
Graduate Transnational Seminar: Historic Transitions and Global Labor

Contact Info

Department of History
Baker Hall 235-C
P: 412.268.3230
F: 412.268.1019
goldman@andrew.cmu.edu

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