Please join us on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 for a talk by Wendy Z. Goldman of Carnegie-Mellon University, drawn from her forthcoming and exhaustively researched book, Fortress Dark and Stern. Life, Labor, and Loyalty on the Soviet Home Front during World War II (Oxford University Press). This event is part of the Elihu Rose Lectures in Modern Military History and is co-sponsored by the Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia.
Wendy Z. Goldman is the Paul Mellon Distinguished Professor of History at Carnegie-Mellon University. Her early work, Women, the State and Revolution: Soviet Family Policy and Social Life, 1917-1936 (Cambridge University Press, 1993) and Women at the Gates: Gender and Industry in Stalin’s Russia Women (Cambridge University Press, 2002) focused on family policy, women’s emancipation, and industrialization. More recently, she has written about Stalinist repression in Terror and Democracy in the Age of Stalin: The Social Dynamics of Repression(Cambridge University Press, 2007) and Inventing the Enemy: Denunciation and Terror in Stalin’s Russia (Cambridge University Press, 2011.) Her latest work, (co edited with Donald Filtzer,) Hunger and War: Food Provisioning in the Soviet Union During World War II (Indiana University Press, 2015) examines conditions and food policy at the front and in the rear in the Soviet Union. She recently published (with Joe Trotter, co-editor) The Ghetto in Global History. 1500 to the Present (Routledge, 2018.) She is currently at work on a book about the Soviet home front during WW II, Fortress Dark and Stern. Life, Labor, and Loyalty on the Soviet Home Front during World War II (Oxford University Press, forthcoming.) Her articles and books have been translated into Russian, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, German, and Japanese.