Amir Weiner

Amir Weiner, PhD

Associate Professor of History
Affiliated faculty at The Europe Center

Building 200, Room 336
Stanford, CA 94305-2024

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Research Interests

Totalitarian movements and regimes with a focus on the Soviet polity; population politics; the Second World War; modern mass violence.


Amir Weiner's research concerns Soviet history with an emphasis on the interaction between totalitarian politics, ideology, nationality, and society. His first book, Making Sense of War analyzed the role and impact of the cataclysm of the Second World War on Soviet society and politics. His current project, Wild West, Window to the West engages the territories between the Baltic and Black Seas that were annexed by the Soviet Union in 1939-40, from the initial occupation to present. Professor Weiner has taught courses on modern Russian history; the Second World War; the Origins of Totalitarianism; War and Society in Modern Europe; Modern Ukrainian History; and History and Memory.

Stanford Affiliations