Hi. I’m Joan Neuberger. I’ve been teaching Modern Russian History at The University of Texas at Austin since 1990. You can see the courses I teach here. My research focuses on Russian culture, especially the politics of the arts. I’ve just completed a book on Sergei Eisenstein’s great, unfinished masterpiece, This Thing of Darkness: Eisenstein’s Ivan the Terrible in Stalin’s Russia. It was published by Cornell University Press in 2019. You can find my publications on Eisenstein (and everything else) here.
I’m also the Editor of the public history website, Not Even Past. We post book reviews and articles about the history of peoples and regions all over the world. We want to make great history writing from UT Austin available and accessible to everyone, everywhere.
A spin-off of Not Even Past is our popular history podcast series called 15 Minute History. You can find it here or you can subscribe to it on iTunes. We have more than 100,000 subscribers and over one million downloads.
Header Photo: Friendship of the Peoples fountain, VDNKh, Moscow. Architect: K.T. Toporidze (1954, Photo 2012)