Elaine MacKinnon

Fields of Study: Medieval and Imperial Russia, Soviet History, Contemporary RussiaDr. MacKinnon's current research interests include Stalinism, Soviet historians and reinterpretation of Stalin, and forced labor in the former USSR.

  • B.A., Slavic Languages and Literature; Certificate in Russian Studies, Princeton University, 1983
  • Certificate, Georgia NT-4 Secondary School Social Sciences Teaching Certificate, Armstrong State College, 1986
  • M.A., Modern European History, Emory University, 1990
  • Ph.D., Modern European History, Emory University, 1995

Spring 2021 Sections

  • HIST-1112 (Surv World History/Civiliz II) Section: 03
  • HIST-3351 (Imperial Russia) Section: 01

Fall 2020 Sections

  • HIST-1112 (Surv World History/Civiliz II) Section: E01
  • HIST-1112 (Surv World History/Civiliz II) Section: E02
  • HIST-2302 (The Historian's Craft:Methdlgy) Section: 01

Summer 2020 Sections

  • HIST-1112 (Surv World History/Civiliz II) Section: E03
  • HIST-1112 (Surv World History/Civiliz II) Section: E01

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Summer 2019 Sections

  • HIST-1112 (Surv World History/Civiliz II) Section: E08
  • HIST-1112 (Surv World History/Civiliz II) Section: E09

Spring 2019 Sections

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Summer 2018 Sections

  • HIST-1112 (Surv World History/Civiliz II) Section: E02 Download Syllabus [PDF]
  • HIST-1112 (Surv World History/Civiliz II) Section: E04

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Fall 2016 Sections

  • HIST-1112 (Surv World History/Civiliz II) Section: LXL
  • HIST-1112 (Surv World History/Civiliz II) Section: L2L

Summer 2016 Sections

  • HIST-1112 (Surv World History/Civiliz II) Section: 01

Spring 2016 Sections

  • HIST-1112 (Surv World History/Civiliz II) Section: 25H
  • HIST-6694 (Historical Methods & Writing) Section: 01 Download Syllabus [PDF]

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Summer 2015 Sections

  • HIST-1112 (Surv World History/Civiliz II) Section: 02

Spring 2015 Sections

Translator and Editor, V.A. Kozlov, Mass Uprisings in the USSR: Protest and Rebellion in the USSR (M.E. Sharpe, 2002). [View Publication External Resource]

“Grasping at the Whirlwinds of Change: Transitional Leadership in Comparative Perspective: The Case Studies of Mikhail Gorbachev and F.W. de Klerk,” Canadian Journal of History, XLIII (Spring-Summer 2008), 69-107.

“Writing History for Stalin: Isaak Izrailovich Mints and the Istoriia Grazhdanskoi Voiny,” Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History 6, 1(Winter 2005): 5-54.

“Glasnost and the Independent Press: Debates Over Stalinism During the Perestroika Period, 1985-1991,” in S.M. Usmanov, ed., Sotsial’no-Gumanitarnye Nauki v Vysshey Shkole na Rubezhe XX-XXI: Problemy i Puti Resheniia (Birsk: Birsk State Pedagogical

“The Politics of History and Historical Revisionism: De-Stalinization and the Search for Identity in Gorbachev’s Russia, 1985-1991,” The History Teacher, Vol. 31, No. 2 (February 1998), pp. 153-171.

Co-author with Steve Goodson, “Introduction” in Studies in the Social Sciences, Vol. XXXVI, “The Impact of the Cold War on American Popular Culture,” April 1999.

“The Debate Continues: Views on Stalinism from the Former Soviet Union,” The Soviet and Post-Soviet Review, Vol. 20, No. 1 (1993), pp. 11-33.

“The Human Factor in Soviet History,” A Review Essay of Dmitri Volkogonov, Autopsy for an Empire and Martin McCauley, Gorbachev, published by H-Russia, December 12, 1999.

Review essay on Suzanne Sternthal, Gorbachev’s Reforms and Mark Galeotti, Gorbachev and His Revolution, Russian History, Vol. 25, Nos. 3-4 (Fall-Winter 1998), pp. 492-496.

Translation from Russian to English of Oleg Khlevnuik, Review Essay on Stalin’s Terror and Stalin’s “Loyal Executioner,” Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History, 4, 3 (Summer 2003), pp. 760-767.

Translation from Russian to English of E.A. Osokina, “Lynne Viola and Peasant Rebels Under Stalin. Collectivization and the Culture of Peasant Resistance,” International Labor and Working-Class History, No. 54 (Fall 1998)

Translation from Russian to English of H.A. Osokina, “Soviet Workers and Rationing Norms, 1928-1935: Real or Illusory Privilege?” The Soviet and Post-Soviet Review, Vol. 19, Nos. 1-3 (1992), pp. 53-70.