School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies
Professor,School of Politics and Global Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Research Interests and Selected Publications
Mark von Hagen is professor of history and global studies in the Arizona State University School of International Letters and Cultures. In 2008 von Hagen was elected President of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies (recently renamed to Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies). He is the author of Soldiers in the Proletarian Dictatorship: The Red Army and the Soviet Socialist State, 1917-1930 (Cornell, 1990); co-edited (with Catherine Evtuhov, Boris Gasparov, and Alexander Ospovat) Kazan, Moscow, St. Petersburg: Multiple Faces of the Russian Empire (Moscow, 1997); co-edited (with Karen Barkey) After Empire: Multiethnic Societies and Nation-Building: The Soviet Union and the Russian, Ottoman and Habsburg Empire (Westview, 1997); co-edited (with Andreas Kappeler, Zenon Kohut and Frank Sysyn) Culture, Nation, Identity: the Ukrainian-Russian Encounter (1600-1945) (Toronto, 2003); and is coediting (with Jane Burbank) Russian Empire: Space, People, Power, 1700-1930 (Indiana, 2007); War in a European Borderlands: Occupations and Occupation Plans in Galicia and Ukraine, 1914-1918 (University of Washington Press, 2007). He has also written articles and essays on topics in historiography, civil-military relations, nationality politics and minority history, and cultural history.
Teaching Interests and Courses
von Hagen attended Georgetown University (B.S. Foreign Service), Indiana University-Bloomington (M.A., Slavic Languages and Literatures); and Stanford University (Ph.D., History and Humanities). He has also taught at Stanford University, Yale University, the Free University of Berlin, and the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (Paris). At Columbia University von Hagen taught Russian, Ukrainian, and Eurasian history.
Professional Service Activities
At Columbia he served as Associate Director and then Director of the Harriman Institute (1989-2001), the nation’s oldest university-based research and teaching center on the states and societies of post-Soviet Eurasia. In the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia, he chaired the task force on review of the school’s curriculum, headed its Inter-regional Council, and served as director of the master’s program in international affairs.
von Hagen is on the editorial board of Slavic Review, Ab Imperio and Kritika. He serves (and has served) on several professional association boards (the National Council for Eurasian and East European Studies, the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, the Association for the Study of Nationalities, the Shevchenko Scientific Society, the International Association of Ukrainian Studies). He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Human Rights Watch Eurasia Steering Committee. He has served as a consultant for the Russian Archives Project of Primary Source Microfilms (Gale Group). In August 2002 von Hagen was elected President of the International Association of Ukrainian Studies (three-year term) at the Fifth Congress in Chernivtsi, Ukraine.