Carnegie Mellon University

Wendy Goldman

Wendy Z. Goldman

Paul Mellon Distinguished Professor of History

  • Baker Hall 242-B
  • 412-268-3230

Bio

Wendy Z. Goldman, Paul Mellon Distinguished Professor of History, is a social and political historian of Russia. 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. She directs a long-running faculty and graduate student exchange between CMU and Russian State University for the Humanities, and is the head of the Socialist Studies Seminar, an ongoing discussion group of faculty and graduate students focused on socialist and post socialist movements and states.

Education

Ph.D.: University of Pennsylvania, 1987

Publications

  • Fortress Dark and Stern. Life, Labor, and Loyalty on the Soviet Home Front during World War II (with Donald Filter) (Oxford University Press, forthcoming.)
  • The Ghetto in Global History, 1500 to the Present (co-editor Joe Trotter) (Routledge Press, 2018) 
  • Hunger and War: Food Provisioning in the Soviet Union During World War II (co editor Donald Filtzer) (Indiana University Press, 2015).
  • Inventing the Enemy: Denunciation and Terror in Stalin’s Russia (Cambridge University Press, 2011.) Czech edition, 2015.
  • Terror and Democracy in the Age of Stalin. The Social Dynamics of Repression (Cambridge University Press, 2007). Italian edition, 2008, Russian edition, 2010.
  • Women at the Gates: Gender and Industry in Stalin's Russia (Cambridge University Press, 2002). Russian edition, 2011.
  • Women, the State and Revolution: Soviet Family Policy and Social Life, 1917-1936 (Cambridge University Press, 1993; Spanish edition, 2010, Portuguese edition, 2014.
  • A Dream Deferred. New Studies in Russian and Soviet Labour History (Peter Lang, 2008) (Co edited with Donald Filtzer, Gijs Kessler, Simon Pirani)
  • “Introduction: The Ghetto made and Remade,” and “Conclusion: Common Themes and New Directions,” in The Ghetto in Global History. 1500 to the Present (Routledge, 2018) (with Joe Trotter)
  • “Terror and Democracy,” translated into Japanese as “プロジェクト名:ロシア革命とソ連の世紀”, in Zenji Asaoka, Yoshiro Ikeda, Tomohiko Uyama, Takeshi Nakashima, Yasuhiro Matsui, Kiyohiro Matsudo, editors, 第2巻:スターリニズムという文明  (The Russian Revolution and Soviet Century. The Civilization of Stalinism) Vol. 2, (2017) For the 100-year commemoration of the Russian Revolution, 5 volume set.
  • “‘No More Tradition’s Chains Shall Bind Us’: Women’s Liberation and the Russian Revolution,” in Juan Andrade and Fernando Hernández Sánchez, eds. 1917: la revolución rusa 100 años después (AKAL Publishers, Spain, 2017) (Translated into Spanish.)
  • “Introduction: The Politics of Food and War,” (with Donald Filtzer) and “Not By Bread Alone: Food, Workers, and the State,” in Hunger and War: Food Provisioning in the Soviet Union During World War II (coedited with Donald Filtzer) (Indiana University Press, 2015)
  • “Soviet Workers and Stalinist Terror,” in Leon Fink, Joe McCartin, Joan Sangster, eds. Workers in Hard Times: Nineteenth-Century Panics to the Twenty-First Century Great Recession in International Perspective (University of Illinois Press, 2013)

Courses Taught

  • Russian History: from the First to the Last Tsar
  • Russian History: from Socialism to Capitalism
  • Stalin and Stalinism
  • The Soviet Union in World War II
  • Gender and Family in Russia
  • Graduate Seminar: Working-Class Formation in Comparative Perspective
  • Graduate Seminar: Gender, Labor, and Industrialization
  • Graduate Seminar: Comparative Revolution
  • Graduate Seminar: Women and Revolution
  • Graduate Transnational Seminar: Stalinism and Nazism
  • Graduate Transnational Seminar: Historic Transitions and Global Labor

Department Member Since: 1988