Professor

Biography

Fields of Study: Medieval and Imperial Russia, Soviet History, Contemporary Russia

Dr. MacKinnon's current research interests include Stalinism, Soviet historians and reinterpretation of Stalin, and forced labor in the former USSR.

Education / Degrees

  • B.A., Slavic Languages and Literature; Certificate in Russian Studies, Princeton University, 1983
  • Certificate, Georgia NT-4 Secondary School Social Sciences Teaching Certificate, Armstrong State College, 1986
  • M.A., Modern European History, Emory University, 1990
  • Ph.D., Modern European History, Emory University, 1995
  • Courses Taught
  • Course Sections and Syllabi

    Fall 2017 Sections

    Summer 2017 Sections

    Spring 2017 Sections

    Fall 2016 Sections

    • HIST-1112 (Surv World History/Civiliz II) Section: LXL
    • HIST-1112 (Surv World History/Civiliz II) Section: L2L

    Summer 2016 Sections

    • HIST-1112 (Surv World History/Civiliz II) Section: 01

    Spring 2016 Sections

    Fall 2015 Sections

    Summer 2015 Sections

    • HIST-1112 (Surv World History/Civiliz II) Section: 02

    Spring 2015 Sections

    Fall 2014 Sections

    Summer 2014 Sections

    Spring 2014 Sections

    Fall 2013 Sections

    Summer 2013 Sections

  • Publication List

    Translator and Editor, V.A. Kozlov, Mass Uprisings in the USSR: Protest and Rebellion in the USSR (M.E. Sharpe, 2002). [View Publication]

    “Grasping at the Whirlwinds of Change: Transitional Leadership in Comparative Perspective: The Case Studies of Mikhail Gorbachev and F.W. de Klerk,” Canadian Journal of History, XLIII (Spring-Summer 2008), 69-107.

    “Writing History for Stalin: Isaak Izrailovich Mints and the Istoriia Grazhdanskoi Voiny,” Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History 6, 1(Winter 2005): 5-54.

    “Glasnost and the Independent Press: Debates Over Stalinism During the Perestroika Period, 1985-1991,” in S.M. Usmanov, ed., Sotsial’no-Gumanitarnye Nauki v Vysshey Shkole na Rubezhe XX-XXI: Problemy i Puti Resheniia (Birsk: Birsk State Pedagogical

    “The Politics of History and Historical Revisionism: De-Stalinization and the Search for Identity in Gorbachev’s Russia, 1985-1991,” The History Teacher, Vol. 31, No. 2 (February 1998), pp. 153-171.

    Co-author with Steve Goodson, “Introduction” in Studies in the Social Sciences, Vol. XXXVI, “The Impact of the Cold War on American Popular Culture,” April 1999.

    “The Debate Continues: Views on Stalinism from the Former Soviet Union,” The Soviet and Post-Soviet Review, Vol. 20, No. 1 (1993), pp. 11-33.

    “The Human Factor in Soviet History,” A Review Essay of Dmitri Volkogonov, Autopsy for an Empire and Martin McCauley, Gorbachev, published by H-Russia, December 12, 1999.

    Review essay on Suzanne Sternthal, Gorbachev’s Reforms and Mark Galeotti, Gorbachev and His Revolution, Russian History, Vol. 25, Nos. 3-4 (Fall-Winter 1998), pp. 492-496.

    Translation from Russian to English of Oleg Khlevnuik, Review Essay on Stalin’s Terror and Stalin’s “Loyal Executioner,” Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History, 4, 3 (Summer 2003), pp. 760-767.

    Translation from Russian to English of E.A. Osokina, “Lynne Viola and Peasant Rebels Under Stalin. Collectivization and the Culture of Peasant Resistance,” International Labor and Working-Class History, No. 54 (Fall 1998)

    Translation from Russian to English of H.A. Osokina, “Soviet Workers and Rationing Norms, 1928-1935: Real or Illusory Privilege?” The Soviet and Post-Soviet Review, Vol. 19, Nos. 1-3 (1992), pp. 53-70.