Mark D. Steinberg
Mark D. Steinberg is a Professor of History, and Editor of Slavic Review
Slavic Review
Slavic Review is a leading international peer-reviewed academic journal publishing scholarly studies and book reviews in all disciplines concerned with Russia, Central Eurasia, and Eastern and Central Europe...

 at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

He was born in San Francisco, California, on June 8, 1953. He received a B.A. (1978) from the University of California, Santa Cruz
University of California, Santa Cruz
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, followed by M.A (1982) and Ph.D. (1987) degrees in history from the University of California, Berkeley
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. At Illinois, he holds the position of Professor, Department of History at University of Illinois. He is also Professor in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures there (since 2005) and the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory (since 2007); from 1998 to 2004 he was Director of their Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center. He has been editor of the interdisciplinary journal Slavic Review
Slavic Review
Slavic Review is a leading international peer-reviewed academic journal publishing scholarly studies and book reviews in all disciplines concerned with Russia, Central Eurasia, and Eastern and Central Europe...

 since August 2006.

Before coming to Illinois in 1996, he was an Assistant Professor of History at Harvard University
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 from 1987 to 1989, and at Yale
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 from 1989–1994, where he was promoted to Associate Professor (1994–96).


Mark Steinberg specializes on the cultural, intellectual, and social history of Russia in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, especially the period of the Russian Revolution. His research interests focus on the cultures of the city, modernities, emotions, religion, the experiences and worldview of lower-class Russians, and the development of ideas and values.

Books written

  • Mark D. Steinberg, Petersburg Fin de Siècle. Yale University Press, 2011.
  • Nicholas V. Riasanovsky and Mark D. Steinberg. A History of Russia, 8th ed., Oxford University Press, 2010
  • Mark D. Steinberg, Proletarian Imagination: Self, Modernity, and the Sacred in Russia, 1910-1925. (Cornell University Press, 2002, ISBN 9780801488269
    • Review: Journal of Social History, Spring, 2005, vol. 38, no. 3, p. 788-790
    • Review: Slavic Review, Autumn, 2004, vol. 63, no. 3, p. 654
    • Review: Journal of Modern History, Dec., 2004, vol. 76, no. 4, p. 1006-1007
    • Review: Canadian Slavonic Papers. 45, no. 3, (2003): 503
    • Review: American Historical Review 109, Part 1 (2004): 286
  • Mark D. Steinberg, Voices of Revolution, 1917 (in the series “Annals of Communism,”) Yale University Press, 2001 ISBN 9780300090161
    • Review: Slavic Review, Spring, 2003, vol. 62, no. 1, p. 185-186
    • Review: Russian Review, Jan., 2003, vol. 62, no. 1, p. 169-170
    • Review: The Slavic and East European Journal, Fall, 2005, vol. 49, no. 3, p. 510-512
    • Review: Canadian Slavonic papers. 47, no. 3, (2005): 409
    • Review: Social History . 29, Part 2 (2004): 238
  • Mark D. Steinberg and Vladimir M. Khrustalëv, The Fall of the Romanovs: Political Dreams and Personal Struggles in a Time of Revolution. In the series Annals of Communism, Yale University Press, 1995 ISBN 9780300065572.
    • Review: The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Sep., 1996, vol. 547, p. 181-182
    • Review: Russian Review, Apr., 1997, vol. 56, no. 2, p. 312-313
    • Review: Slavic and East European Journal, Autumn, 1996, vol. 40, no. 3, p. 590-591
      • translated into Portuguese as, A queda dos Romanov : a história documentada do cativeiro e execução do último czar e sua família Rio de Janeiro: Jorge Zahar, 1996 ISBN 9788571103757
      • translated into Japanese, 1997
      • translated into Russian as: Skorbnyi put’ Romanovykh (1917-1918 gg): Gibel’ tsarskoi sem’i (in the series “Arkhiv noveishei istorii Rossii: Seriia ‘Publikatsii,’” ROSSPEN, Moscow, 2001)
  • Mark D. Steinberg, Moral Communities: The Culture of Class Relations in the Russian Printing Industry, 1867‑1907 University of California Press, 1992. ISBN 9780520075726
    • Review: The American Historical Review, Feb., 1994, vol. 99, no. 1, p. 266-267
    • Review, Journal of Social History, Autumn, 1994, vol. 28, no. 1, p. 221-223
    • Review, Russian Review, Jul., 1994, vol. 53, no. 3, p. 452-453
    • Review: Slavic and East European Journal, Autumn, 2004, vol. 48, no. 3, p. 495-496
    • Review: The Slavonic and East European Review, Apr., 2004, vol. 82, no. 2, p. 370-371
    • Review: Victorian Periodicals Review, Spring, 1995, vol. 28, no. 1, p. 83-85

Books edited

  • Mark D. Steinberg and Valeria Sobol, eds., Interpreting Emotions in Russia and Eastern Europe. Northern Illinois University Press, 2011.
  • Mark D. Steinberg and Catherine Wanner, eds.Religion, Morality, and Community in Post-Soviet Societies. Woodrow Wilson Center Press and Indiana University Press, 2008 ISBN 9780253352668
  • Mark D. Steinberg and Heather J Coleman, eds. Sacred Stories: Religion and Spirituality in Modern Russia. Indiana University Press, 2007. ISBN 9780253347473
    • Review: Journal of modern history. 81, no. 1, (2009): 241
    • Review: American historical review. 112, no. 4, (2007): 1296
  • Stephen Frank and Mark D Steinberg, eds. Cultures in Flux: Lower Class Values, Practices and Resistance in Late Imperial Russia. Princeton University Press, 1994. ISBN 9780691001067.
    • Review: Canadian-American Slavic studies. Revue canadienne-américaine d'études slaves. 30, no. 2-4, (1996): 317

Personal life

Mark Steinberg is married to Jane T. Hedges, who has been Managing Editor of Slavic Review since 1996 (previously working in university book publishing as an editor). They have one child, Alexander (Sasha) Hedges Steinberg.

External links

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