Stuart D. Finkel

|Associate Professor
Academic Appointments
  • Associate Professor of Russian Studies

  • Affiliated Associate Professor of History

Stuart Finkel joined the Russian Department in 2018, after having taught for a number of years in the History Department at the University of Florida; he was not entirely new to Dartmouth, having previously taught as a visitor including courses on the Russian Revolution, Soviet history and culture, and the history of human rights. He is currently working on a multi-volume project surveying the long, complex history of aid to political prisoners & exiles in Russia and the Soviet Union, critically engaging with the burgeoning scholarship on the origins and genesis of international humanitarianism & human rights. The first book, Victims of the Struggle for Liberty: Helping Prisoners and Exiles in Late Imperial Russia, which details the origins of "political philanthropy" in the late nineteenth century, is completed and should be available in late 2023. The second, tentatitively entitled For Martyrs or for Enemies: Aid to Political Prisoners in early Soviet Russia, will provide a detailed examination of the so-called "Political Red Cross," led by Ekaterina Peshkova, which lobbied on behalf of political prisoners and exiles from 1918 to 1937.

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Contact

Reed, Room 206
HB 6085

Department(s)

Russian

Education

  • Ph.D. Stanford University
  • M.A. Stanford University
  • B.A. Harvard College

Selected Publications

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Works In Progress

  • Victims of the Struggle for Liberty: Helping Prisoners and Exiles in Late Imperial Russia
    (Scholarly monograph, estimated to be available in late 2023)

  • For Martyrs or for Enemies: Aid to Political Prisoners in early Soviet Russia
    (Scholarly monograph, estimated date of completion 2024-25.)

  • The Many Lives of Ekaterina Pavlovna Peshkova: Towards a Biography of a Humanitarian and Activist. 
    (Planned scholarly monograph, estimated date of completion 2024-25.)