The Department of History
Phone: (646) 312-4317
Andrew Sloin is an Assistant Professor of History, specializing in Russian, East European, Soviet, and Jewish history. His research focuses on the relationship between economy, politics, and culture in the Soviet Union during the interwar period. Professor Sloin is broadly interested in questions of nations and empire, the history of socialism and the Left, the history of capitalism, social theory, and Yiddish culture. His first book, The Jewish Revolution in Belorussia: Economy, Race, and Bolshevik Power (Indiana University Press, 2017), focuses on the economic and political transformation of Belorussian Jewry in the aftermath of the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917. He is currently working on two new research projects. The first, a book-length project tentatively entitled Troubled Time: Socialism and the Yiddish Historical Imagination, 1871-1948, examines the relationship between the writing of popular history in the transnational Yiddish public sphere and the development of Jewish socialism. The second project examines the relationship between economy, antifascist campaigns, and Stalinist politics during the period of the Great Terror. He is also a member of the board of editors for the journal Critical Historical Studies. Professor Sloin received his B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and a joint-Ph.D. in History and Jewish Studies from the University of Chicago.