David Brandenberger

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David Brandenberger, University of Richmond. Associate Professor of History and International Studies. David Brandenberger’s research has focused on Stalin-era propaganda, ideology and nationalism. He is the author of National Bolshevism: Stalinist Mass Culture and the Formation of Modern Russian National Identity, 1931-1956 (Harvard, 2002), and Propaganda State in Crisis: Soviet Ideology, Indoctrination and Terror under Stalin, 1928-1941 (Yale, 2011), co-editor (with Kevin Platt) of Epic Revisionism: Russian History and Literature as Stalinist Propaganda (Wisconsin, 2006), along with many essays and articles in prominent journals. At present, Prof. Brandenberger is preparing a critical edition of Stalin’s infamous party history textbook, The Short Course on the History of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1938) for Yale University Press.