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Mark Steinberg's research focuses on the city, revolutions, emotions, violence, space, moralities, and utopia. His books include Voices of Revolution, 1917 (Yale, 2001); Proletarian Imagination: Self, Modernity, and the Sacred in Russia, 1910-1925 (Cornell, 2002); Sacred Stories: Religion and Spirituality in Modern Russia, ed. with Heather Coleman (Indiana, 2006); A History of Russia, with Nicholas Riasanovsky (Oxford, 9th edition, 2018); Religion, Morality, and Community in Post-Soviet Societies, ed. with Catherine Wanner (Indiana, 2008); Kul’tury gorodov Rossiiskoi imperii na rubezhe XIX - XX vekov,  ed. with Boris Kolonitskii (St. Petersburg, Evropeiskii dom, 2009); Petersburg Fin de Siècle (Yale, 2011); and The Russian Revolution, 1905-1921 (Oxford, 2017). He was the editor of Slavic Review  from 2006 to 2013. He is currently working on two new book projects: "Russian Utopians" and "The Crooked and the Straight in the Modern City: Improvised Moral Lives in New York, Odessa, and Bombay, 1919-1939."

Research Interests

Russia, cities, revolutions, emotions, and utopia

Education

PhD University of California, Berkeley, 1987

Office Address

History
425 Gregory Hall
810 S Wright
M/C 466
Urbana, IL 61801

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Research Output 1990 2019

Крылья революции

Translated title of the contribution: Wings of revolutionSteinberg, M. D., Jan 1 2019, In : Gosudarstvo, Religiia, Tserkov' v Rossii i za Rubezhom/State, Religion and Church in Russia and Worldwide. 37, 1-2, p. 567-593 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
transcendence
utopia
anniversary
memorial
flight

Vladimir Mayakovsky and the Utopian imagination in the Russian revolution

Steinberg, M. D., Jan 1 2018, In : Vestnik Sankt-Peterburgskogo Universiteta, Istoriya. 63, 1, p. 83-91 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Vladimir Mayakovsky
Russian Revolution
Utopian
History
Utopia

Alexandra kollontai and the utopian imagination in the Russian revolution

Steinberg, M. D., Jan 1 2017, In : Vestnik Sankt-Peterburgskogo Universiteta, Istoriya. 62, 3, p. 436-448 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Russian Revolution
Utopian
Utopia
History
Negation

Feeling Modern on the Russian Street: From Desire to Despair

Steinberg, M. D., Feb 2017, The Routledge Handbook of Gender and the Urban Experience. Routledge

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Lev Trotsky and the utopian imagination in the Russian revolution

Steinberg, M. D., Jan 1 2017, In : Vestnik Sankt-Peterburgskogo Universiteta, Istoriya. 62, 4, p. 664-673 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

History
Utopian
Russian Revolution
Leon Trotsky
Revolution

Activities 2006 2017

The Russian Revolution Today: Rethinking Utopia

Mark D Steinberg (Speaker)
Mar 30 2017

Activity: Talk typesInvited talk

ASEEES (External organization)

Mark D Steinberg (Member)
20062013

Activity: Membership typesMembership of committee

The Futurist Book as Uneasy Flaneur: Walking, Seeing, and Feeling the Modern city

Mark D Steinberg (Invited speaker)
Feb 5 2009

Activity: Talk typesInvited talk

Press/Media

Experiencing the Russian Revolution

Mark D Steinberg

4/3/17

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Talking History

Mark D Steinberg

6/22/13

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment