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Faculty Fellow

Faith Hillis

Professor of Russian History and the College University of Chicago


Faith Hillis is an historian of modern Russia, with a special interest in nineteenth- and twentieth-century politics, culture, and ideas. Her work explores how Russia's peculiar political institutions – and its status as a multiethnic empire – shaped public opinion and political cultures. It also interrogates Russia's relationship with the outside world, asking where the Russian experience belongs in the broader context of European and global history. In addition, she is interested in the theory and practice of the digital humanities.

To learn more about Hillis's research and publications, please visit her profile page at the Department of History.


Lenin heads in the trunk of a car.

After the “End of History”: Reassessing the Communist Collapse

Project Team:

2020 – 2021