University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota

Susannah Smith, February 2007

Susannah L. Smith is a historian of Russia and modern Europe. Her research focuses on the intersection of national identity, official arts policy, and Russian folk music in the Soviet Union, 1917-1945. Before coming to the IAS, she was the managing editor of the Journal of Asian Studies, developed the Population Studies minor program and coordinated administration on the IPUMS-International projects at the Minnesota Population Center, and was assistant director of the Making of the Modern World/Writing Program at Eleanor Roosevelt College, University of California, San Diego. During the fall semester, she teaches an honors seminar based on the Thursdays at Four series. She is also a member of Sumunar, a Twin Cities-based Indonesian music and dance ensemble.

Also available as a video download (.flv – 129.4 MB) or as an audio file (.mp3 – 54.5 MB).

Prof. Smith’s CV is available here.

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  1. Susannah SmithFebruary 10, 2015 at 3:31 pmReply

    Dr. Vernon,
    Unfortunately, I know nothing about Soviet students at the University of Minnesota. Sorry!
    Best, Susannah Smith

  2. Dr Gervase VernonFebruary 10, 2015 at 2:37 pmReply

    Dear Professor,
    can you tell me anything about Soviet students at the University of Minnesota in 1930.
    One was Yacov Frenkl a solid state physicist.

    My interest is in A. Arutiriunian, later Ambassador to Canada,Арутюнян,_Амазасп_Овакимович

    I would be interested in any light you can throw on this episode,
    yours sincerely,
    Dr Gervase Vernon

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