Professor of History
Professor Weinberg is an authority on Russian history since the 18th century with special expertise in the history and experiences of Jews in Russia and the Soviet Union. He teaches a variety of courses on Europe and Russia with particular emphasis on social movements, revolutionary junctures, and the Jewish encounter with modernity. His research interests have centered on revolution and antisemitism in Russia and the Kremlin's policies toward Soviet Jews in the 1920s and 1930s.
He is the author of The Revolution of 1905 in Odessa: Blood on the Steps (Indiana University Press, 1993), Stalin's Forgotten Zion: Birobidzhan and the Making of a Soviet Jewish Homeland: An Illustrated History, 1928-1996 (University of California Press, 1998), The Russian Revolution: A History in Documents (Oxford University Press, 2007), and numerous articles.
Professor Weinberg received his B.A. from Cornell University, his M.A. from Indiana University, and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.