Visiting Professor of History
Dr. Blackwell is a native of Shaker Heights, Ohio and a fluent Russian speaker. After completing his undergraduate degree at Kenyon College, and both prior to and after the completion of his Ph.D. in History at Indiana University, he lived and worked for almost a decade in the cities of Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kyiv, and Volgograd, as well as in Almaty and Atyrau in Kazakhstan. Dr. Blackwell teaches courses on Eurasian history and other broader courses such as his FSEM dedicated to ancient and medieval history both East and West.
- Ph.D., History, Indiana University, 2005
- B.A. with Honors, History, Kenyon College, 1992
- Freedom's Turn: The Axis Age of 500 BC and its Legacy
- Nationalism in Russia
- Russia's Wars
- Modern Central Asia / Caucasus
Areas of Expertise
- Central Asia
- The Caucasus
Member, Association of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES)
Member, Southern Conference on Slavic Studies (SCSS)
- "Kyiv as Regime City: The Return of Soviet Power after Nazi Occupation", (Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, 2016).