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Dr. Olga V. Velikanova
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Dr. Olga V. Velikanova
Associate Professor-History
 
Contact address   AL     Office LocationWH, Room No.: 237 
Email  Velikanova@unt.edu    Contact Number (940) 369-8114   
Keywords Russian, Soviet, European History, Public Opinion in Soviet Russia   
Graduate Faculty Membership Status: Full Membership-Permanent   
toggle toggle  Professional Preparation
 Degree Major/Thesis/Dissertation Institution Year
Doctor of Philosophy History St. Petersburg State University, Russia 1993
toggle toggle Courses Taught By Semester --- Organized Classes will be uploaded from THECB Data file
SemesterSubjectCourse NumberSectionCourse NameCalculated Semester Credit HoursSyllabus 
Spring 2015HIST4335001Age of Revolutions : Europe : 1700-1918 Download Syllabus
Summer 3W1 2014HIST4262001Topics in European History Download Syllabus
Spring 2014HIST4335001Age of Revolutions : Europe : 1700-1918 Download Syllabus
Spring 2014HIST4055001The Russian Empire from 1700 to 1917 Download Syllabus
Fall 2013HIST5080001Seminar in Modern European History Download Syllabus
Fall 2013HIST4060001Russia in the 20th and 21st Centuries Download Syllabus
Fall 2013HIST4050001Russia from the 9th to the 19th Century Download Syllabus
Spring 2013HIST4335001Age of Revolutions : Europe : 1700-1918 Download Syllabus
Fall 2012HIST4060001Russia in the 20th and 21st Centuries Download Syllabus
Fall 2012HIST4050001Russia from the 9th to the 19th Century Download Syllabus
Summer 2012HIST4260001Topics in History:Soviet History  
Spring 2012HIST5040001Historiography of Stalinism Download Syllabus
Spring 2012HIST4335001Age of Revolutions : Europe : 1700-1918 Download Syllabus
Spring 2012HIST4055001The Russian Empire from 1700 to 1917 Download Syllabus
Spring 2011HIST4262005Age of Revolutions: European History (1700-1918) Download Syllabus
Spring 2011HIST4262004Imperial Russia (1700-1917) Download Syllabus
Spring 2010HIST5040003Historiography of Stalinism15 
Spring 2010HIST4262003Age of Revolutions: European History (1700-1918)105 
Spring 2010HIST4262002Imperial Russia117 
Fall 2011HIST4262003Topics in European History Download Syllabus
Fall 2011HIST4050001Russia from the 9th to the 19th Century Download Syllabus
Fall 2010HIST4262003Russia in the XX-XXI centuries Download Syllabus
Fall 2010HIST4050001Russia to the Mid-Nineteenth Century Download Syllabus
Fall 2009HIST4262004Soviet History150 
Fall 2009HIST4050001Russia to the Mid-Nineteenth Century144 
toggle toggle  Research and Expertise
Soviet History; Popular Perceptions of Soviet Politics, Access to Soviet Archives, Cult of Soviet Leaders
 
Current Project: Mass Political Culture under Stalinism: Popular Discussion of the Soviet Constitution of 1936.
toggle toggle Appointments
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)RankDepartment / SchoolCollege / OfficeUniversity / Company
2005-2007Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Russian Studies Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
2005Visiting InstructorDepartment of History Brock University, St. Catherines, Canada
2000-2005Research FellowThe Stalin-Era Research and Archive ProjectCentre for Russian and East European StudiesUniversity of Toronto, Canada
2004Visiting InstructorDepartment of Russian Studies Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
1999LecturerHistory Department European University in St. Petersburg, Russia
1998Lecturer  St. Petersburg State University, Russia
1982-1997Researcher; Project Director; Guide, Researcher  Independent Academy of Humanities; State Historical Museum Smolny; Museum of Political History of Russia in St. Petersburg, Russia
toggle toggle Faculty Workload
Duration (YYYY - YYYY)Percentage TeachingPercentage ResearchPercentage Service
2014-2015404515
2013-2014405010
2012-2013504010
2011-2012504010
2010-2011504010
2009-2010504010
toggle toggle Publications
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  YearPublication  Type
2015
Accepted/In-press
Disenchantment of the Dreamers. Mobilization Campaigns and Soviet Society in the 1920s (Russian Language)
Разочарованные мечтатели: Мобилизационные кампании и Советское общество в 1920-е годы
Olga Velikanova
ROSSPEN (Russia)
Book
2013
Published
“The First Stalin Mass Operation in the USSR in 1927”
 
 
The Soviet and Post-Soviet Review, 40.1 April, 2013
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
2013
Published
Disenchantment of the Dreamers. Popular Perceptions of Soviet Politics in the 1920s http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?pid=595134  Related Links: http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?pid
 

Palgrave Macmillan, January 2013
Book
2013
Published
Review of Katerina Clark, "Moscow.The Fourth Rome. Stalinism, Cosmopolitanism,and the Evolution of Soviet Culture, 1931-1941."
 
https://nexus-instituut.nl/en/reviews/197-moscow-the-fourth-rome
Nexus Institute Review (Netherlands) January 2013
Book reviews
2011
Published
Review of Karen Ryan "Stalin in Satire. 1917-1991."
 
 
Canadian Slavonic Papers, vol.53.1 (March 2011)
Book reviews
toggle toggle Exhibitions
YearTitleRolePlaceType
1994“Cult of Lenin in the USSR”CuratorState Historical Museum Smolny, St. Petersburg, RussiaMuseum Historical Exhibition
toggle toggle Lectures/Symposia
YearTitleRoleOrganization
2010Leningrad during StalinismGuest LectureHarvard University Summer School
2010Everyday life in Leningrad in the 1920-1930sGuest LectureEmory University Summer School
2005Popular Perception of Socialism in Soviet RussiaGuest And Public LecturesHarvard University
2004Social Fears in Soviet RussiaGuest And Public LecturesYork University and University of Toronto, Canada
1998The Image of Leader. Popular Perceptions in Soviet RussiaGuest And Public LecturesDavis Centre for Russian Studies, Harvard University
1998Formation of the Myth of the State: Stalin’s Russia, the Perspective from BelowGuest And Public LecturesStanford University
1998The Image of Leader. Lenin and Stalin in Mass PerceptionsGuest And Public LecturesColumbia University, USA
1998Social and Economic Transformation in RussiaGuest and Public LecturesBrown University, Institute of International Relations
1998Strategies of Everyday Survival in Russian Crisis(1998)Guest and Public LecturesBrown University, Institute of International Relations
1996Functions of the Leader’s Image in Mass Perceptions. Nazi Germany and Soviet RussiaGuest And Public LecturesTubingen University, Germany
1994De-Leninization” in RussiaGuest And Public LecturesMaison des Sciences de l’Homme, Historical Seminar, Paris, France
1994The openness of the Soviet archives and the field of Soviet studiesInvited featured speakerThree programs at BBC Russian Service
1993Soviet Secret Police reviews as a Source for Social HistoryGuest And Public LecturesHannover University, Germany
1992Erosion of Lenin’s Cult in Contemporary RussiaGuest and Public LecturesMuseum of Lenin, Tampere, Finland
1992Perestroika (Transformation) in Russia and in Russian Historical ScienceGuest and Public LecturesAcademy of War and Peace, Hamburg, Germany
toggle toggle  News
Visiting Fellowship at European University Institute in Florence, Italy, August- December 2014
 
Faculty Development leave from UNT.
Research Project:Mass Political Culture under Stalinism: Popular Discussion of the Soviet Constitution of 1936.

Study Trip to Russian Archives, Moscow, St. Petersburg, June-August 2014
 
With the support of UNT intramural research grant I worked in four archives and in the libraries collecting materials for my new research projects

toggle toggle Presentations and Projects
  Presentations/Projects per page   
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Start DateEnd DatePresentation/Project
2013 2013 "Innovative Instructional Design: American students interviewing Russian peers on Legacy of Stalinism in Modern Russia: Historical Trauma, Memory/Forgetting and Awareness " University Forum on Teaching & Learning, University of North Texas, April 12, 2013 | http://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc174715/?q=velikanova
University Forum on Teaching & Learning, University of North Texas, April 12, 2013
2013 2013 Transformations of Peasant Identity in Russia :Modernity Discourse. Peasant Union Movement in the 1920s
European Congress 'Europe: Crisis and Renewal'. British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies, Cambridge University, UK
2013 2013 Transformations of Peasant Identity in Russia :Modernity Discourse.
The Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies 2014 convention, Boston
toggle toggle External Funding
 Performance PeriodTitleSponsorFundingRoleStatus
2014Visiting FellowshipEuropean University Institute in Florence, Italy Principal InvestigatorActive
2002-2006General Research GrantSocial Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada74,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2000Publication GrantBureau of Education and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State$1,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
1998-2000The Public Perception of the Cult of Lenin (USSR)Open Society Support Foundation Principal InvestigatorCompleted
1998 IREX, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA Principal InvestigatorCompleted
1995-1996Image of the Leader in Popular Perception in Nazi Germany and the Soviet UnionAlexander von Humboldt-Stiftung, Tübingen University, Germany Principal InvestigatorCompleted
1994-1995 Foundation Maison des Sciences de l´Homme, Paris, France Principal InvestigatorCompleted
1992-1994Image of Lenin in the Soviet Mass ConsciousnessCentral European University Foundation Principal InvestigatorCompleted
1993 Volkswagen-Stiftung, Hannover University, Germany Principal InvestigatorCompleted
1993 Foundation Maison des Sciences de l´Homme, Paris, France Principal InvestigatorCompleted
1992-1993 F.Ebert-Stiftung, Tübingen University, Germany Principal InvestigatorCompleted
toggle toggle Intramural Funding
 Performance PeriodTitleSponsorFundingRoleStatus
2013-2014Faculty Research Grant (used for research in Russian archives)University of North Texas$10,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2010Faculty Research GrantUniversity of North Texas Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2010Junior Research Summer GrantUniversity of North Texas Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2009Faculty Research GrantUniversity of North Texas Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2009Junior Research Summer GrantUniversity of North Texas Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2008Faculty Research GrantUniversity of North Texas Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2008Junior Research Summer GrantUniversity of North Texas Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2002-2005Four General Research GrantsUniversity of Toronto,School of Graduate Studies, Canada12,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
toggle toggle Peer Reviewer Activities
YearAgency/OrganizationField of Expertise
2015Wadsworth Cengage learningReview of the textbook
2015The Soviet and Post-Soviet ReviewReview of the manuscript
2014The Soviet and Post-Soviet ReviewReview of the manuscript
2009Edwin Mellen PressReview of the manuscript
2007Oxford University PressReview of the manuscript
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HIST 1020 Russian Culture and Civilization (the IX-XIX century), Dalhousie University, Canada
 

HIST 1070 Modern Russian Culture and Civilization (the XX –XXI century), Dalhousie University, Canada
 

HIST 2204 History of Europe in the 18th century, Mount Saint Vincent University, Canada
 

HIST 2204 History of Europe in the 19th century, Mount Saint Vincent University, Canada
 

HIST 3092 Everyday Stalinism, Dalhousie University, Canada
 

HIST 4050 History of Old Russia from the 9th to the 19th century, UNT
 

HIST 4060 Russian History since 1850 to Present, UNT
 

HIST 4262 An Age of Revolutions. Europe in the 18-19 centuries, UNT
 

HIST 4262 Russian Empire (1700-1917), UNT
 

HIST 4262 Soviet History 1917-1991, UNT
 

HIST 5040 Everyday Stalinism, Graduate Reading seminar, UNT
 

HIST 5040 Historiography of Stalinism, graduate reading seminar, UNT
 

HIST 5040 History of Stalinism, Graduate Reading Seminar, UNT
 

HIST 5080 Research Seminar in Everyday Stalinism, UNT
 

Historiography of Stalinism, PhD seminar, European University in St. Petersburg, Russia
 

RUSN 2051 Russian Literature survey (the X – XIX centuries), Dalhousie University, Canada
 

RUSN 2052 Modern Russian Culture and Civilization after Stalin, Dalhousie University, Canada
 

RUSN 2060 Russian Modernism (1880s-1930s), Dalhousie University, Canada
 

RUSN 2061 Russian Literature survey (the XX-XXI centuries), Dalhousie University, Canada
 

toggle toggle Mentoring/Advising
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)Student NameClassificationTypeProject/Thesis/Dissertation
2014-PresentSteven CollinsPhD DissertationGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingPhD Dissertation
2012-PresentKathryn FisherPhD DissertationGraduate Mentoring/Advising 
2012-2014Cassandra BrookMaster of Arts ThesisGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingAmerican Tours of K. Stanislavsky and its implications on cultural exchange
2011-2012Laura ZelmanMaster of Arts ThesisGraduate Mentoring/Advising“Art Theft and Restitution during WWII. A Comparison of the Soviet Trophy Commission and the Allies Monuments, Fin Arts and Archives Commission"
2011-2012Steven MilesMaster of Arts, University of North TexasGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingSoviet National Politics and Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict in the 1980s
2011James BlackshearIndividual Research Project for CreditGraduate ResearchHistoriography of Soviet Constitution of 1936
2011Jonathon Savage2nd place in the "Social Sciences" category at the 2011 UNT Scholar's Day, Prize $ 400Undergraduate Mentoring/Advising"Re-Creating Mankind: The Philosophy and Actualization of the New Soviet Man"
2011Jonathon SavagePublication in The Eagle Feather, UNT’s undergraduate research journalUndergraduate ResearchRe-creating Mankind: The Philosophy and Actualization of the "New Soviet Man"
2010Laura ZelmanIndividual Research Project for creditGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingThe Soviet Union's Argument - Cultural Reparations versus Restitution after the WWII
2010Christopher BarkerHonors Contract PaperUndergraduate Mentoring/AdvisingWhat was Stalinism?
2010John MoorIndividual Research Project for CreditGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingAtomic Project in the USSR
2009-2010Vivian LeeUndergraduate Honors College Capstone ThesisUndergraduate Mentoring/AdvisingHistoriography of Russian Terrorism in the 1870s
2009Heather HarrisonIndividual Research Project for CreditGraduate Mentoring/Advising“Brothers, unite!” (Analysis of the Russian Revolutionary Poster, 1918)
2008Jonathan SmithIndividual Research Project for CreditUndergraduate Mentoring/AdvisingRussian Anarchism in the 1870s.
2008Heather HarrisonIndividual Research Project for CreditGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingHistoriography of the Ukrainian Famine 1932-1933
2008Heather HarrisonIndividual Research Project for CreditGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingThe Military Reforms of Peter the Great
2008Michael StuartIndividual Research Project for CreditGraduate Mentoring/AdvisingHistoriography of Japan- Russia War 1904-1905.
2006Colin BentSecond Reader for a B.A. Honours Thesis at Dalhousie University, Halifax, CanadaUndergraduate Mentoring/AdvisingA Democracy in Decline: An Analysis of Russian Party System Development from 1989 to 2006.
2005Ilona KosovaIndividual Research Project for Credit, University of Toronto, CanadaUndergraduate ResearchConcept of "Bright Future" in Soviet Popular Mind
toggle toggle Committees
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)CommitteePositionClassification
2013-2014Russian lecturer at the Department of Foreign languages Search CommitteememberUNT
2013-2014Department Affairs Committee at History DepartmentmemberUNT
2011-2013Library Committee at History DepartmentmemberUNT
2008-200920th Century American Military History Search CommitteememberUNT
toggle toggle Memberships
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)OrganizationPositionClassification
 American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies (AAASS) Professional Organizations
 American Historical Association Professional Organizations
 Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES). Professional Organisations
 Southern Conference of Slavic Studies Professional Organization
toggle toggle Honors and Recognitions
YearTitleHonoring Organization
2014Visiting FellowshipEuropean University Institute in Florence, Italy
2014Faculty Development Leave (Fall 2014)UNT
2012Integrating Global Perspectives into Class FellowshipCenter for Learning Enhancement, Assessment and Redesign (CLEAR) UNT
2011Transformative Instruction Initiative FellowshipCenter for Learning Enhancement, Assessment and Redesign (CLEAR) UNT
2007Award of Excellence for TeachingDalhousie University
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YearOrganizationRoleType of Service
2012Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies -2013Organized a discussion panel "Transformations of Identity in the 20th century. Russia/USSR."Professional Service
2011The Webb Memorial Lectures, University of Texas ArlingtonChair of a panelProfessional/Community Service
2009The VIII World Congress of the International Council for Central and East European Studies, Stockholm, SwedenOrganized a discussion panel “Soviet Everyday: Space, Routine and Extremes”Professional/Volunteer/Community Services
2007Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada.OrganizerEvening of Russian Modern Poetry
2006Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, CanadaOrganized Day of commemoration for the victims of political repressions in the USSR in the 1930-1970sVolunteer/Community Services
2005American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies-2005Organized a discussion panel“Internalizing War: Soviet Popular Reactions in Perspective: 1918-1921, 1927, 1941-1945”Professional/Volunteer/Community Services
2004History Television CanadaParticipant and Consultant, documentary titled “Gorbachev’s Revolution”- a winner of the top prize "One World Award" at the US International Film and Video festival with over four hundred films presentedMedia Productions
2004Toronto (Canada) Russian communityOrganized a Day of commemoration for the victims of political repressions in the USSR in the 1930s.Volunteer/Community Services
2003-2004American Association for the Advancement of Slavic StudiesOrganized a discussion panel “Making Sense of Soviet Politics. Interpretations from Below”Professional/Volunteer/Community Services
2002-2003American Association for the Advancement of Slavic StudiesOrganized a discussion round table “The Political Theatre of Stalinism and Its Audience. Self-Representation of Power and Popular Reactions”Professional/Volunteer/Community Services
2001-2002American Association for the Advancement of Slavic StudiesOrganized a discussion round table “Imagining the Enemy: Siege Mentalities”Professional/Volunteer/Community Services
1994European University, St. PetersburgMember of Academic Council; In this capacity I developed the concept for the new university and planned the curriculumProfessional/Volunteer/Community Services
1993-1994Russian and Finnish radioGuest Correspondent; reported on historical and cultural problemsMedia Productions
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Additional Information
Languages: Fully bilingual in English and Russian; proficient in German
Fields of specialization and interest: Russian History, Soviet History, Cultural History, Mass Consciousness


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