Faculty Emeriti

Peter Kenez
  • Title
    • Professor Emeritus
  • Division Humanities Division
  • Department
    • History Department
  • Affiliations Jewish Studies
  • Phone
    831-459-2956 (office), 831-459-2555 (message)
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • 279 Stevenson
  • Office Hours N/A
  • Mail Stop Stevenson Academic Services
  • Mailing Address
    • 1156 High Street
    • Santa Cruz CA 95064
  • 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

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.