Richard Bidlack Martin and Brooke Stein Professor of History

Richard Bidlack

Newcomb Hall 211
540.458.8912
bidlackr@wlu.edu

Education

  • Ph.D., Indiana University, 1987
  • Russian and East European Institute Area Studies Certified, 1982
  • M.A., Indiana University, 1979
  • B.A., Wake Forest University, 1977

Research

Soviet social and political history

Teaching

Modern European, Russian and Soviet history

Selected Publications

              (co-author with Nikita Lomagin) The Leningrad Blockade, 1941-1944:  A New Documentary History from the Soviet Archives (New Haven and London:  Yale University Press, 2012)

              “Contending with Stalin:  Smolny’s Policy Differences with the Kremlin during the Darkest Days of the Leningrad Blockade” in Raleigh, Donald and Michael Melancon, eds., Russia’s Century of Revolutions:  Parties, People, Places.  Studies Presented in Honor of Alexander Rabinowitch (Slavica, 2012)

             “Propaganda and Public Opinion” in David Stone, ed., The Soviet Union at War, 1941-1945 (South Yorkshire, England:  Pen and Sword Books, 2010), 45-68

Current Research

Protestants in the Soviet Union, 1945-1985 and authorship of a textbook, Russia and Eurasia (The World Today Series)