About

Semion Lyandres is Professor of History and founder and North American editor of the international series Modern and Contemporary Russian History: Monographs and Documents and is also a joint founding editor of the Journal of Modern Russian History and Historiography.

Lyandres' current book-length project examines the ways in which pre-revolutionary ideas about a transitional post-monarchical regime and plans to depose Russia’s last monarch shaped the politics of the February Revolution and led to the creation of Russia’s first democratic government. He has held major fellowships from the German-American Academic Council Foundation, John M. Olin Foundation, the NEH, and the Earhart Foundation. 

Thematic Interests

Modern Russian history; politics and intellectual origins of modern revolutions; dynamics of post-communist societies; the relation of democratization in post-Soviet Russia to modern political constitutions and market-based economics

Current Research

Lyandres' current book-length project examines the ways in which pre-revolutionary ideas about a transitional post-monarchical regime and plans to depose Russia’s last monarch shaped the politics of the February Revolution and led to the creation of Russia’s first democratic government.

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Other Accomplishments & Recognitions
  • The only historian to be awarded the Nirit and Michael Shaoul Senior Fellowship this year at the Mortimer and Raymond Sackler Institute for Advanced Studies at Tel Aviv University, Israel, May-July 2018.
  • Awarded Fulbright Research Fellowship for the UK, University of Nottingham, Fall 2018.
  • Awarded senior residential fellowship at the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg Institute for Advanced Study, Delmenhorst, Germany, Spring-Fall 2019.
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