Andrew Jenks, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of History
Soviet Union, technology and the environment. I began my research on Russian national identity, the subject of my first monograph. I have since branched out into new areas. My newest book compares the social, cultural and political effects of modern environmental and technological disasters at Chernobyl (USSR), Bhopal (India), Love Canal (United States), and Minamata (Japan). I am currently working on a book about the first cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin.
Ph.D. Stanford University
M.A. University of Michigan
B.A. Bucknell University
The Perils of Progress: Environmental Disasters in the Twentieth Century. Prentice-Hall. 2010.
Russia in a Box: Art and Identity in an Age of Revolution. Northern Illinois University Press. 2005.
“Thinking Inside and Outside the Box: The Paradoxes of the Palekh Lacquer,” in Palekh – Icons to Souvenir Boxes to Icons (Washington, D.C.: Art Alliance LLC, 2008), 4-15.
“Model City USA: The Environmental Cost of Victory in World War II and the Cold War.” Environmental History 12. July 2007: 552-77.
“The Art Market and the Construction of Soviet Russian Culture,” in Lewis Siegelbaum, ed., Borders of Socialism: The Private Sphere in the Soviet Union. Palgrave Macmillan, 2006, 47-65.
“Iconography, Power, and Expertise in Imperial Russia,” The Donald W. Treadgold Papers in Russian, East European, and Central Asian Studies no. 42 (June 2004).
“Palekh and the Forging of a Russian Nation in the Brezhnev Era.” Cahiers du monde Russe, vol. 44 (October-December 2003): 629-656.
“From Center to Periphery: Palekh and Indigenization in the Russian Heartland, 1917-1933,” Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History, vol. 3 (Summer 2002): 427-58.
“A Metro on the Mount: The Underground as a Church of Soviet Civilization.” Technology and Culture, vol. 41 (October 2000): 697-724..