PROF Mark Edele

PROF Mark Edele




    • Mark Edele is a historian of the Soviet Union and its successor states, in particular Russia. He is the inaugural Hansen Chair in History as well as an Australian Research Council Future Fellow. He was trained as a historian at the Universities of Erlangen, Tübingen, Moscow and Chicago. He is the author of Soviet Veterans of the Second World War (Oxford University Press 2008), Stalinist Society (Oxford University Press, 2011), and Stalin’s Defectors (Oxford University Press, 2017). He has edited several collections of essays, including, with Daniela Baratieri and Giuseppe Finaldi, Totalitarian Dictatorship: New Histories (Routledge 2014); with Sheila Fitzpatrick, "Displaced Persons: From the Soviet Union to Australia in the Wake of the Second World War," History Australia 12, No. 2 (2015); with Robert Gerwarth, "The Limits of Demobilisation," Journal of Contemporary History 50, no. 1 (2015); and most recently, with Sheila Fitzpatrick and Atina Grossmann, Shelter from the Holocaust. Rethinking Jewish Survival in the Soviet Union (Wayne State University Press, forthcoming 2017). His essays have appeared in academic journals based in Germany, the United States, Korea, Japan, Russia, and Australia. He is currently working on three books: a short history of the Soviet empire, a historiography of Stalinism, and, with Martin Crotty and Neil Diamant, a global history of veterans. For full publication details, links to sources on Soviet history, and links to community engagement events visit Professor Edele is on Twitter as @EdeleMark   


    Selected publications



    Education and training

    • PhD, University of Chicago 2004
    • M.A., University of Chicago 1999
    • M.A., Universitaet Tuebingen 1998