Professor of History
208 Ramer History House

Other Titles

  • Professor of History
  • Chair of Russian and East European Studies Program


  • Ph. D. University of Chicago

Joshua Sanborn is professor of history. He is the author of Imperial Apocalypse: The Great War and the Destruction of the Russian Empire (Oxford University Press, 2014), Drafting the Russian Nation: Military Conscription, Total War, and Mass Politics, 1905-1925 (Northern Illinois University Press, 2003), and the co-author (with Annette Timm) of Gender, Sex, and the Shaping of Modern Europe, 2nd revised and expanded edition (Bloomsbury, 2016). He is currently working on a new project on the intersection of the cultural and military spheres in the Cold War.  He teaches a variety of courses on the history of Russia and Eastern Europe, including surveys of Russian history and seminars on World War I, the Cold War, and on human rights.