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Mark Von Hagen

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Director, Office for Veteran and Military Academic Engagement
Faculty w/Admin Appointment, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0202
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Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0202
Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0202
Professor, Slavic
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0202
Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0202
Biography

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.

Research Interests

Professor, School of International Letters and Cultures; School of Politics and Global Studies

Publications
  • Eric Lohr, Vera Toltz-Zilintikevitch, Alexander Semenov and Mark von Hagen. The Empire and Nationalism in War. (2014).
  • . . Review of: Raueme des Schreckens:Gewalt und Gruppenmilitanz in der Ukraine 1905-1933 (2014).
  • Mark von Hagen. From Imperial Russia to Colonial Ukraine. The Shadow of Colonialism (2014).
  • Mark von Hagen. The Entangled Eastern Front in the First World War. The Empire and Nationalism at War (2014).
  • Mark von hagen. Pavlo Khrystiuk's History and the Politics of UKrainian Anti-Colonialism. Ukraine on the Historiographic Map of Interwar Europe (Proceedings of the International Conference, Munich, Germany, 103 July, 2012) (2014).
  • Mark von Hagen. Featured Review Essay: Shatterzones of Empire: Coexistence and Violence in the German, Habsburg, Russian, and Ottoman Borderlands (ed. by Omer Bartov and Eric D. Weitz). (2014).
  • . . Review of: The Romanian Battlefront in World War I (2013).
  • Erika Hughes, Brian Boyd, Mark von Hagen. The Veteran Project. (2013).
  • . . Review of: Shattering Empires: The Clash and Collapse of the Ottoman and Russian Empires, 1908-1918 (2011).
  • Mark von Hagen. "`Kriege machen Nationen:' Nationsbildung in der Ukraine im Ersten Weltkrieg". Die Ukraine: Prozesse der Nationsbildung (2011).
  • Mark von Hagen. New Directions in Military History, 1900-1950: Questions of Total War and Colonial War. (2011).
  • Mark von Hagen. Russians the Prospect of Ukraine: Some Episodes from Prior End of Empire. The Ukrainian Quarterly (2009).
  • Mark von Hagen. The Emergence of Kyiv as Capital of Revolutionary Ukraine, March-July 1917, with a Focus on War and Soldiers. Imperienvergleich: Beispiele und Ansaetze aus osteuropaeischer Perspektive. Festschrift fuer Andreas Kappeler (2009).
  • Von Hagen, Mark. War in a European Borderland: Occupations and Occupation Plans in Galicia and Ukraine, 1914-1918. (2007).
  • . . Review of: Comparing Empires (0).
Research Activity
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 436The Soviet Experiment
HST 499Individualized Instruction
POS 599Thesis
POS 792Research
HST 792Research
HST 799Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 394Special Topics
POS 394Special Topics
SGS 394Special Topics
SLC 394Special Topics
HST 493Honors Thesis
HST 499Individualized Instruction
POS 599Thesis
HST 792Research
HST 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 492Honors Directed Study
HST 790Reading and Conference
HST 799Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 799Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 692Research
HST 792Research
HST 795Continuing Registration
HST 799Dissertation
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
SGS 394Special Topics
HST 394Special Topics
HST 436The Soviet Experiment
HST 493Honors Thesis
HST 790Reading and Conference
HST 792Research
POS 799Dissertation
HST 799Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 394Special Topics
SGS 394Special Topics
HST 494Special Topics
SGS 494Special Topics
HST 598Special Topics
HST 792Research
HST 799Dissertation
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
SGS 394Special Topics
HST 394Special Topics
HST 436The Soviet Experiment
HST 598Special Topics
HST 792Research
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 394Special Topics
SGS 394Special Topics
HST 494Special Topics
SGS 494Special Topics
HST 790Reading and Conference
HST 792Research
HST 799Dissertation
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 394Special Topics
HST 494Special Topics
HST 598Special Topics
Presentations
  • Mark von Hagen. A Forgotten Peace, A Forgotten War and the Making of Modern Ukraine. World War One: The Ukrainian Dimension: Ukrainian Catholic University, Lviv, Ukraine (Sep 2014).
  • Mark von Hagen. The Entangled Eastern Front in World War One. Thirty Years Crisis: Empire, Violence and Ideology in Eurasia from the First to the Second World Wa (Jul 2014).
  • Mark von Hagen. Der vergessene Frieden. Graduate Seminar, School of East and Southeast Europe Studies, Ludwig-Maximilans-University, Munich (Jul 2014).
  • Mark von Hagen. Ukraine as the First Victim of the New Order. Bewaeltigte Vergangenheit: zur nationalen und internationalen Historiographie der Zerfall der Habsbu (May 2014).
  • organized and presented paper for panel. Ukrainian Political Thought During World War I. American Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies (Nov 2013).
  • mark von hagen. On a post-anti-colonial reading of Ukraine's history. Harvard University Ukrainian Research Institute, "Quo Vadis?" (Nov 2013).
  • mark von hagen. The holodomor contextualized. New York City, Princeton Club, Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (Nov 2013).
  • was respondent to French scholar, Mme. Francoise Thom on Stalinism. Stalinism and Holodomor. Contextualizing the Holodomor, University of Toronto (Sep 2013).
  • Mark von Hagen. seminar participant. Peace Studies Seminar (Sep 2013).
  • Zenon Kohut, Frank Sysyn. panel on early modern Ukrainian history. Canadian Association of Slavic Studies, University of Victoria (Jun 2013).
  • Olga Andriewsky, Maxym Tarnawsky, Taras Hunczak. panel on Ukrianian-Jewish relations. Canadian Association of Slavic Studies, University of Victora (Jun 2013).
  • Mark von Hagen. panel on recent Soviet history. Canadian Association of Slavic Studies Conference (Jun 2013).
  • Mark von Hagen. An Anti-colonial Critique of the Russian and Ukrainian Revolutions: Pavlo Khrystiuk as Historian. Conference on Interwar Ukrainian Historiography, Ukrainian Free University, Munich, Germany (Jul 2012).
  • Mark von Hagen. Russia's Great War and Revolution: Empire and Nation Volume. conference meeting of editorial board of international volumes on the Eastern Front in World War I (Jun 2012).
  • Mark von Hagen. From Imperial Russia to Colonial Ukraine. Keynote address, National University , Galway, Ireland, "Ireland in its European Context" (Jun 2012).
  • Mark von Hagen. Toward an Entangled History of the Eastern Fronts in the Two World Wars. Seminar on War and Memory in Eastern Europe, Cambridge University, UK (Jun 2012).
  • Mark von Hagen. Prisoners of War and Other Little Known Aspects of the Lesser Known Eastern Front of World War I. Duke University Military HIstory Seminar (Apr 2012).
  • Mark von Hagen. "Siberian Regionalism and Russian Nationalism". Panel, Annual Convention, Association of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies, Washington, DC (Nov 2011).
  • Mark von Hagen. "History and Memory in Russia, Ukraine, and Eastern Europe". Panel, Annual Convention, Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies, Washington, DC (Nov 2011).
  • Mark von Hagen. "From Soviet Studies to Eurasian Studies: the Transformations of Area Studies". Summer Institute, National Endowment for the Humanities, at Harriman Institute, Columbia University (Jun 2011).
  • Mark von Hagen. "Transformations in Area Studies and Russian-American Relations". Conference of Moscow State Institute of International Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Rus (May 2011).
  • Mark von Hagen. "The Russian Empire". Conference, Northwestern University, "Between Friction and Collaboration: Imperial Elites and Local (Apr 2011).
  • Mark von Hagen. Bringing Agency Back In: biographies and Institutional Cultures in Imperial Russia and the Soviet Union. Annual convention, American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies (Nov 2009).
  • Mark von Hagen. The 1932-33 Famine in the USSR: The View from the Archives. annual convention, American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies (Nov 2009).
  • Mark von Hagen. Nationsbildung und Ukraine im ersten Weltkrieg. conference, University of Vienna, "Prozesse ukrainischer Nationsbuildung (Oct 2009).
  • von Hagen, Mark. "The Politics of Food". Conference (Oct 2008).
  • von Hagen, Mark. "The Ukrainian Famine-Genocide: Reflections After 75 Years" conference, University of North Carolina, September 12, 2008. Confernece, Keynote Address and luncheon seminar on historiography of the Ukrainian famine (Sep 2008).
Service
  • Wiseguys, Luncheon talk: Russia's Wars (2014 - Present)
  • Acta Slavia Iaponica (Hokkaido University), Manuscript reviewer (2014 - Present)
  • Spirit of the Senses Salon, Evening discussion: Russia-Ukraine War (2014 - Present)
  • Board of Advisors, Melikian Center, Member (2014 - Present)
  • Cambridge University Press, Manuscript reviewer (2014 - Present)
  • Department of History, Queens College NY, Tenure review (2014 - Present)
  • History Faculty Personnel Committee, Chair (2014 - Present)
  • Melikian Center, Ukraine Roundtable (2014 - Present)
  • Office for Veteran and Military Academic Engagement, Founding Director (2014 - Present)
  • Oxford University Press, Manuscript reviewer (2014 - Present)
  • Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations, Luncheon talk: Ukraine in Crisis (2014 - Present)
  • Swiss National Science Foundation, Project reviewer: Challenging National Identities: Conceptions of Ukrainness from Shevchenko to Zhadan (2014 - Present)
  • Journal of Modern History, Manuscript reviewer (2014 - Present)
  • Boren Fellowship Commitee, interviewer (2014 - Present)
  • Military Advisory Council, Member (2014 - Present)
  • Radio station KJZZ, television station CBS5; Radio Liberty (Russian service), Interviews about Ukraine and Russia (2014 - Present)
  • Ukrainian Free University, Dean, Philosophical Faculty and Professor (2014 - Present)
  • Model United Nations Club, faculty sponsor (2013 - Present)
  • University of Kansas Press, manuscript reviewer (2013 - Present)
  • Office for Veterans and Military Academic Engagement, founding director (2012 - Present)
  • Department of History, University of Winnipeg, T & P review, Invited to evaluate candidate for tenure and promotion to associate professor (2011 - Present)
  • ASU Fulbright Fellowship interviews for candidates to Eastern Europe, Interviewed candidates for Fulbright fellowship (2011 - Present)
  • Doctoral Dissertation Committee, Columbia University, Department of Music, Member of doctoral committee (2011 - Present)
  • Department of History, University of British Columbia, T & P review, Invited to evaluate candidate for tenure and promotion to full professor (2011 - Present)
  • Austrian Science Fund, grant reviewer, Invited to review grant in East European history (2011 - Present)
  • Department of History, State University of New York at Binghamton, T & P review, Invited to evaluate candidate for tenure and promotion to associate professor (2011 - Present)
  • Boren/NSEP Fellowship Evaluation Committee, Committee member (2011 - Present)
  • Kansas University Press, manuscript reviewer (2010 - Present)
  • University of Vienna, search for senior scholar in East European/Russian history, outside evaluator (2010 - Present)
  • Austrian Science Fund Grant, evaluator, Beyond the Trenches (2010 - Present)
  • HST 500, led two classes on nationalism and history (2010 - Present)
  • History department external review, University of Kansas, member of review team (2010 - Present)
  • Public History Course, presentation on Russian and Ukrainian archives (2010 - Present)
  • promotion to full professor, history, University of Washington-Seattle, outside evaluator (2010 - Present)
  • ASU Fulbright Selection Committee, Interview panel member (2010 - Present)
  • outside evaluator, promotion to full professor, history department, Northwestern University, outside evaluator (2010 - Present)
  • promotion to full professor, history, University of South Carolina, outside evaluator (2010 - Present)
  • Critical Language Institute, summer 2010, delivered two lectures, advised students (2010 - Present)
  • Oxford University Press, manuscript reviews (2010 - Present)
  • Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies, President, Past President (2010 - Present)
  • SHPRS, ExCom, Program Committee (2010 - Present)
  • Johns Hopkins University, reviewer for tenure and promotion (2009 - Present)
  • Palgrave Macmillan, manuscript reviewer (2009 - Present)
  • Ukrainian Free University (Munich Germany), appointment as professor of 20th century history of Ukraine (2009 - Present)
  • Wiseguys, guest lecture (2009 - Present)
  • Association of Intelligence Officers, guest lecture (2009 - Present)
  • Voice of America, interview (in Russian) on Russian-Ukrainian relations (2009 - Present)
  • School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious STudies, chair, executive committee (2009 - Present)
  • British Academy, review of nominee (2009 - Present)
  • Duke University, reviewer for tenure and promotion (2009 - Present)
  • Journal of Power Institutions, manuscript reviewer (2009 - Present)
  • University of Nevada-Las Vegas, reviewer for promotion to full professor (2009 - Present)
  • Slavic Review/Association for Slavic, East European, Eurasian Studies, Member, Editorial Board, Member, Board (2009 - Present)
  • Jewish Studies Center, Faculty Affiliate, on several committees (2008 - Present)
  • Jewish Studies Center, faculty affiliate (2008 - Present)
  • Kritika, Advisory Board (2008 - Present)
  • Melikian Center, Faculty Affiliate, Personnel Committee (2008 - Present)
  • Russia's Great War and Revolution Project, Member, Editorial Board (2008 - Present)
  • Melikian Center, Faculty Affiliate, on several committees (2007 - Present)
  • Melikian Center, faculty affiliate, personnel committee (2007 - Present)
  • Ab Imperio, editorial board member (2007 - Present)
  • Ab Imperio, Advisory Board (2007 - Present)
  • Human Rights Watch, member, advisory committee for Europe and Asia (2004 - Present)
  • Kritika, Member, Editorial Board (2008 - 2016)
  • Ab Imperio, Member, Editorial Board (2007 - 2016)
  • University Promotion and Tenure Committee, member (2012 - 2015)
  • Slavic Review, member editorial committee (2011 - 2015)
  • University Promotion and Tenure Committee, Member (2012 - 2014)
  • Association of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies, member, editorial board, Slavic Review (2011 - 2014)
  • University Promotion and Tenure Commitee, member, Editorial Board (2011 - 2014)
  • Boren Fellowship Commitee, Member (2014 - 2014)
  • Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies Press, manuscript reviewer (2012 - 2014)
  • Kritika, Advisory Board (2008 - 2014)
  • Russia's Great War and Revolution Project, Member, Editorial Board (2008 - 2014)
  • Ab Imperio, Advisory Board (2007 - 2014)
  • University of Pittsburgh Press, manuscript reviewer (2012 - 2012)
  • University of Washington-Seattle, Department of History, member, departmental review committee (2012 - 2012)
  • Canadian Journal of Slavonic Studies, manuscript reviewer (2012 - 2012)
  • Anthem Press, manuscript reviewer (2012 - 2012)
  • Fulbright Fellowship interviews, committee member for Eastern Europe (2012 - 2012)
  • Association of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies, Past President; member of editorial board, Slavic Review (2011 - 2011)
  • School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, Director (2009 - 2011)
  • Dean's Strategic Planning and Academic Resources Advisory Council, Member (2008 - 2011)
  • Ukraina Moderna, member, editorial board (2007 - 2010)
  • Ab Imperio, member, editorial board (2006 - 2010)
  • Arizona State University, Search Committee Member (2008 - 2008)
  • We the People, Judge (2008 - 2008)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Prize Evaluator (2008 - 2008)
  • Academic Education forum on International Relations, Moscow, Member, Advisory Board (2008 - 2008)
  • American Philosophical Society, Grant reviewer (2008 - 2008)
  • Arizona State University, Faculty Affiliate, Melikian Center (2008 - 2008)
  • Arizona State University, Member, Faculty Planning Group, Sustainability and the Humanities (2008 - 2008)
  • Arizona State University, Member, Personnel Committee, Melikian Center (2008 - 2008)
  • Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies, Vice President/President Elect (2008 - 2008)
  • Kritika (US), Member, Editorial Board (2008 - 2008)
  • Mezhdunarodyne protesessy (Moscow, Russia), Member, Editorial Board (2008 - 2008)
  • The International History Review (British Columbia, Canada), Member, Editorial Advisory Board (2008 - 2008)
  • Ukraina Moderna (Kyiv-Lviv, Ukraine), Member, Editorial Board (2008 - 2008)
  • 75th Anniversary Ukrainian Famine Commemoration, Phoenix, Keynote Address (2008 - 2008)
  • Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies, Conference participant (2008 - 2008)
  • Arizona State University, Speaker (2008 - 2008)
  • Arizona State University, Speaker (2008 - 2008)
  • University of North Carolina, Keynote Speaker (2008 - 2008)
  • Arizona State University, Promotion Reviewer (2008 - 2008)
  • Radio Liberty Russian Service, Interview (2008 - 2008)
  • Arizona State University, Speaker (2008 - 2008)
  • University of Aberdeen, Participant (2008 - 2008)
  • American University, Tenure review (2008 - 2008)
  • Stanford University, Tenure review (2008 - 2008)
  • University of Arizona, Promotion Review (2008 - 2008)
  • University of Toronto, Reviewer (2008 - 2008)
  • Louisiana Tech University, Speaker, Distinguished Speaker Series (2008 - 2008)
  • Arizona State University West, Speaker (2008 - 2008)
  • Harvard University Press, Manuscript reviewer (2008 - 2008)
  • Harvard University Press, Manuscript Reviewer (2008 - 2008)
  • Ab Imperio (Kazan, Russia), Member, Editorial Board (2008 - 2008)
  • American Council of Teachers of Russian, Member, Selection Committee (Present)
  • Annals of Communism, Yale University Press, Member, Board of Advisors (Present)
  • Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, University of Alberta, Member, Advisory Council (Present)
  • Council on International Education and Exchange, Member, Selection Committee (Present)
  • Davis Center for Russian Studies, Harvard University, Member, Visiting Committee (Present)
  • Europe and Central Asia Division, Human Rights Watch, Member, Steering Committee (Present)
  • Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute, Member, Visiting Committee (Present)
  • Moscow Public Science Foundation, Member, International Expert Committee (Present)
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