The Department of History and American Studies is pleased to announce the first lecture of the fall 2018 lecture series, “Washington and Moscow: Capitals of the Cold War Past and Present?” Dr. Maria Rogacheva (George Mason University) will give the first lecture about Soviet scientific communities and their role in the Cold War.
Dr. Maria Rogacheva earned her Ph.D. in Soviet History from the University of Notre Dame in 2013. Her dissertation won the 2014 Robert C. Tucker/Stephen F. Cohen Dissertation Prize for best doctoral dissertation in Soviet and post-Soviet politics and history. Dr. Rogacheva taught Russian and European history at the College of William and Mary and Beloit College, and was as an Honorary Fellow at the Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her book, The Private World of Soviet Scientists from Stalin to Gorbachev, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2017. Dr. Rogacheva currently works at the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University.