Steven Seegel is associate professor of history and director of graduate studies in 2012-13 at the University of Northern Colorado. He received his Ph.D. in Russian and European History from Brown University in 2005. He specializes in the intellectual and political history of Imperial Russia, the USSR and successor states, and modern East Central Europe.
In his work in the history of geography and cartography, Dr. Seegel is the author of Mapping Europe’s Borderlands: Russian Cartography in the Age of Empire (University of Chicago Press, 2012) and Ukraine under Western Eyes (Harvard University Press, 2011). He has contributed to the international History of Cartography series, and served as a translator from Russian and Polish for the award-winning Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos, 1933-1945, the ongoing series published by Indiana University Press and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Dr. Seegel has published articles and reviews in Ab Imperio, Kritika, Slavic Review, Nationalities Papers, Imago Mundi, H-Habsburg, and H-Urban. He has presented his research in the U.S. as well as in Finland, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Sweden, Russia, Ukraine, and the U.K.
After completing a research grant in Leipzig, Kraków, and Budapest in summer 2012, Dr. Seegel is currently at work on a third book – a social and political history of the entangled lives and careers of six geographers in high modern East Central Europe. He will be presenting this research in Berlin in November 2012, and in New York City at Columbia University in spring 2013.
In his undergraduate and graduate courses at UNC, Dr. Seegel prizes intellectual innovation and invites his students to undertake the challenge of learning—and teaching oneself—how to read, write, and think about history in an independent manner.
During spring 2013, Dr. Seegel is teaching:
- HIST 283: Russian Civilization
- HIST 589: Empires, Nations, Borders (Graduate Seminar)
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