is a historian of modern Europe and an internationally recognized authority on the comparative politics of memory, especially in his native Russia, where he taught for three decades. Currently, he is a Visiting Distinguished Professor at the School of History, Technology and Society, Ivan Allen College in Atlanta, Georgia. He also was the founder and dean of the first liberal arts college in Russia.
His recent work has mainly focused on comparative politics of the past and the memory wars in Eastern Europe, including in Ukraine. His book Memory Laws, Memory Wars: The Politics of the Past in Europe and Russia (2018) has been published by Cambridge University Press.