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Paul M. Hagenloh

Associate Professor, History

Paul_Hagenloh

Contact Information
phagenlo@syr.edu

405B Maxwell Hall
(315) 443-7626

Degree

Ph.D., University of Texas, 1999

Specialties

Modern Russia

Publications

Stalin’s Police: Public Order and Mass Repression in the USSR, 1926-1941
(Washington, D.C., Baltimore: Woodrow Wilson Center Press / The Johns Hopkins University Press, in press, 2009)
Encyclopedia Entries: “Kirov, Sergei,” and “Show Trials,” for the Encyclopedia of
Russian History, James Millar, ed. (New York: Macmillan, 2003)
“‘Chekist in Essence, Chekist in Spirit’: Regular and Political Police in the 1930s,”
Cahiers du Monde Russe 42, no. 2-4 (2001): 447-76
“‘Socially Harmful Elements’ and the Great Terror,” in Stalinism: New Directions, ed.
Sheila Fitzpatrick (London and New York: Routledge, 2000)
Review of Wendy Goldman, Terror and Democracy in the Age of Stalin: The Social
Dynamics of Repression (Cambridge University Press, 2007), forthcoming in
Social History
Review of Lynne Viola, The Unknown Gulag: The Lost World of Stalin’s Special
Resettlements (Oxford University Press, 2007), forthcoming in Social History
Review of Golfo Alexopoulos, Stalin's Outcasts: Aliens, Citizens, and the Soviet State,
1926-1936 (Cornell University Press, 2003), in Law and History Review, vol. 25,
no. 3 (Fall 2007)  

Teaching Appointments

Associate Professor, Department of History, Syracuse University, August 2008–
Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Alabama, 2001–2008
Havighurst Teaching Fellow, Miami University of Ohio, 2000–2001
Lecturer, Department of History, University of Texas at Austin, 1999

Research Interests

History of Russia and the USSR, history of policing, modern dictatorships, genocide, critical theory.

Research Grants and Awards

Short-Term Fellow, Soviet Archives Research Project, Hoover Institution, Stanford, CA,
July 14-25, 2008
Short-Term Guest Researcher, Center for Contemporary Historical Research, Potsdam,
Germany, June 2005 (declined)
Kennan Research Fellow, The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars,
Washington, DC, August 2004-May 2005
University of Alabama Research Advisory Committee (RAC) Grant, 2002-2004
Havighurst Post-Doctoral Fellow in Soviet Studies, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio,
August 2000–July 2001
Post-Doctoral Guest Researcher, Center for Contemporary Historical Research, Potsdam,
Germany, January–August 2000
National Council For Eurasian And East European Research (NCEEER) Policy Research
Post-Doctoral Fellowship, 1999-2000

Recent Invited Lectures

“‘Mass Operations’ and the Totalitarian State, 1917-1941.” Paper scheduled for the 2008 Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, Philadelphia, PA, November 2008.
“Stalinist Repression and Soviet Modernity.” Paper presented at the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace, Stanford University, July 21, 2008.
“Juvenile Delinquency, Social Welfare, and Soviet Criminology in the 1930s.” Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Southern Conference on Slavic Studies, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, March 29, 2008.
Commentator for a panel titled “Development, Violence and Democracy in Former Soviet States.” Annual Convention of the Southern Conference on Slavic Studies, Montgomery, AL, March 23, 2007.
“Police and Soviet Social Engineering, 1920s-1930s.” Paper presented at the 2006 Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, Washington, DC, November 18, 2006 (panel organizer).
“Police under Stalin: Building the Totalitarian State, 1926-1941.” Woodrow Wilson Center Work in Progress Series, Washington, DC, March 23, 2005.
“Police, Crime and Public Order in Stalin’s Russia.” Scholar Introduction, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, DC, October 12, 2004.
“Soviet Policing after the Terror (1938-1941).” Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Southern Conference on Slavic Studies, Roanoke, VA, March 19, 2004.
Commentator for the panel “Struggling for Social Order: Deviance in the Soviet Union” at the Annual Convention of the Southern Conference on Slavic Studies, Savannah, GA, March 28, 2003.
“Soviet Police in Comparative Perspective.” Paper presented at the 2002 Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, Pittsburgh, PA, 21-24 November 2002.
“Passports, Residence Registration, and Crime Control in the USSR, 1920-1940.” Paper presented at the 2001 Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, Arlington, VA, 15-18 November 2001.
“Administrative Sanctions and Complaints to Urban Police, 1930-1940.” Paper presented at the 2000 Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, Denver, CO, November 2000.
“Street Crime and Urban Police in Stalin’s Russia, 1930-1940.” Paper presented at the Sixth World Congress of the International Council for Central and East European Studies, Tampere, Finland, 29 July to 3 August 2000.
“Popular Participation and Soviet Policing in the 1930s.” Paper presented at the conference “Historicizing Everyday Life under Communism: the USSR and the GDR,” sponsored by the Freie Universitat Berlin, the Center for Contemporary Historical Research Potsdam, and the University of Chicago, Potsdam, Germany, June 9-11, 2000.
“‘Chekist in Essence, Chekist in Spirit’: Regular and Political Police in the 1930s.” Paper presented at the seventh meeting of the European Seminar on Soviet and Russian History: “The Role of the Political Police in the Soviet Union, 1917-1956,” hosted by the Maison des Sciences de L'Homme, the Harvard Ukranian Research Center, and the Instituto Italiano per gli Studi Filosovici, Paris, May 25-27, 2000.
“Police, Juvenile Delinquency and Homeless Children in Inter-War Soviet Russia.” Paper presented at a panel titled “Policing Dictatorships in Twentieth-Century Europe. Historical Accounts in Comparative Perspective” at the XIIth Biennial Conference of the Australasian Association for European History, University of Western Australia, University of Notre Dame and Maritime Museum, Perth and Fremantle, WA, July 5, 1999.
“Public Violence and State Coercion in Moscow in the 1930s.” Paper presented at the 1999 Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association, Washington, D.C., January 8, 1999.
“Constables, ‘Assistance Brigades,’ and the Stalinist Police State in the 1930s.” Paper presented at the 1998 Convention of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, Boca Raton, Florida, September 24, 1998.
“‘Socially Harmful Elements’ and the Great Terror.” Paper presented at the 1997 Convention of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, Seattle, Washington, November 20, 1997.
“Urban Police and Popular Participation in the Soviet Union in the 1930s.” Paper presented to the meeting of the Police Historian’s Workshop #8 (Polizeigeschichtlicher Arbeitskreis #8: Polizeigeschichtliches Kolloquium), Max Planck Institute for History, Göttingen, Germany, July 5, 1997.
“Police, Petty Crime, and Mass Operations in the Soviet Union, 1931-1938.” Paper presented to the conference “Police and Security Services under Communist Rule,” Center for Contemporary Historical Research, Potsdam, Germany, May 16, 1997.  

SU Affiliations

Maxwell Program in Citizenship and Civic Engagement