Siegelbaum, Lewis

Doug Elbinger

Lewis H. Siegelbaum is professor of Russian history at Michigan State University.  He received his D.Phil.  from Oxford University in 1976 and taught at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia until 1983.  He is the author of Stakhanovism and the Politics of Productivity in the USSR, 1935-1941 (1988), Soviet State and Society between Revolutions, 1918-1929 (1994), and Stalinism as a Way of Life (2000, co-authored with A.  Sokolov).  In 2007-08 he was a Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS).  His work in Soviet history has been animated by an interest in technology, ideology, and material culture.

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On his book Cars for Comrades: The Life of the Soviet Automobile
(Our Cover Feature of August 02, 2009)