Robert Weinberg (on leave, fall 2017)
Robert Weinberg teaches a variety of courses about Europe and Russia since the eighteenth century, 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 (1993), Stalin's Forgotten Zion: Birobidzhan and the Making of a Soviet Jewish Homeland: An Illustrated History, 1928-1996 (1998), and The Russian Revolution: A History in Documents (2007). He is currently writing a book about the trial of Mendel Beilis, a Kievan Jew accused of killing a Christian youth so his blood could be used in the baking of matzo. Indiana University Press is publishing his book Blood Libel in Late Imperial Russia: The Ritual Murder Trial of Mendel Beilis, a collection of documents about the Beilis Affair.
Check his website for more details on his courses (including syllabi), publications, and links to other websites.