Peter Kenez

TitleProfessor Emeritus
DivisionHumanities Division
DepartmentHistory Department
AffiliationsJewish Studies
Phone831-459-2956 (office),
831-459-2555 (message)
Email
Web Site Peter Kenez
Office279 Stevenson
Office HoursWinter 2013: M, W, F 11:00 - 12:00pm
Campus Mail StopStevenson Academic Services
Mail1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA
95064
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Research Interests

Russian history, Eastern Europe, 20th-century Europe, Soviet film

Biography, Education and Training

Ph.D., Harvard University

Selected Presentations


  • # Hungary from the Nazis to the Soviets: The Establishment of the Communist Regime in Hungary, 1944–1948. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006.

  • # A History of the Soviet Union from the Beginning to the End, Second Edition. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006.

  • # Cinema and Soviet Society from the Revolution to the Death of Stalin.London and New York: I.B. Tauris, 2001.

  • # A History of the Soviet Union from the Beginning to the End. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1999.

  • # Varieties of Fear: Growing Up Jewish under Nazism and Communism. Washington, D.C.: American University Press, 1995. San Jose, Calif.: Authors Choice Press, 2001.

  • # The Birth of the Propaganda State: Soviet Methods of Mass Mobilization, 1917-1929. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1985.

  • # Civil War in South Russia, 1919-1920: The Defeat of the Whites. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1977.

  • # Civil War in South Russia, 1918: The First Year of the Volunteer Army. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1971.


Courses Taught

HIS 70C, Modern European History: 1914 to Present
HIS 80W, The Holocaust: The Destruction of European Jewry
HIS 175A, Medieval Russia
HIS 175B, Russian History
HIS 175C, Russian History
HIS 175D, History of Soviet Film
HIS 196N, Eastern European Jewish Social History
HIS 196O, Russian Revolution, 1917–1932
HIS 196P, Hitler and Stalin
HIS 250B, Readings in European Social and Cultural History