University of Pittsburgh

Faculty

William Chase

Professor
PhD, Boston College (1979)

University of Pittsburgh
Department of History
3534 Posvar Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
412-648-7470
wchase@pitt.edu

Curriculum Vitae


Field(s)

Russian and Soviet History
Modern European History
Urban History
International Communist Movements


Teaching

Russian and Soviet History
Comparative Political Cultures
Urban History


Selected Publications

Enemies within the Gates? The Comintern and the Stalinist Repression, 1934–39 (Yale, 2001)

Workers, Society and the Soviet State: Labor and Life in Moscow, 1918–1929 (University of Illinois Press, 1987, 1990)

Rossiiskii Gosudarstvennyi Arkhiv Ekonomiki Putevoditel', tom. 1. with Jeffrey Burds, E.A. Tiurina, S.V. Pasolova, A.K. Sokolov (Moscow, 1994)


Honors/Awards

Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award (1984)

 

Project(s)

Murder Most Sacred, Murder Most Foul: A book-length manuscript in progress that uses the assassination of Leon Trotsky to examine the rise and nature of threat construction, scapegoating, conspiratorial worldviews, and political violence among communists in the USSR, Spain, Mexico and the United States in 1935–40.