Cynthia Whittaker

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Cynthia Hyla Whittaker (born 1942) is an American academic and author. As a historian, she specializes in the history of Eastern Europe, especially the Russian Empire and of the Soviet Union. She built her career while teaching courses in the subject at Baruch College.

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Cynthia Hyla Whittaker was born in 1942. She received an undergraduate degree from Marymount College in Tarrytown, New York in 1962. She received advanced degrees in Russian history and literature from Indiana University at Bloomington.

Career[edit]

Whittaker has taught courses in Eastern European history at both the undergraduate and graduate levels at Baruch College since 1984, and is currently Chair of the History Department there. Whittaker is a Fulbright Scholar and has received research grants from—among others—the Harriman and Kennan Institutes, as well as the Rockefeller Foundation.

From 1999–2000 she was a visiting fellow at the Slavic Research Center of Hokkaido University in Japan. From October 2003 to May 2004 she co-curated a museum exhibit entitled Russia Engages the World, 1453-1825 at the New York Public Library.

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Journal articles[edit]

Whittaker is currently working on an intellectual biography of Catherine the Great.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Graf Sergej Semenovič Uvarov i ego vremja
  2. ^ American Historical Review, v90 n5 (Dec., 1985): 1240
  3. ^ Canadian Slavonic Papers v28 n2 (June 1986): 207;
  4. ^ Jahrbücher für Geschichte Osteuropas, v38 n2 (1990): 306
  5. ^ Slavic Review, v45 n2 (Summer, 1986): 324
  6. ^ Russian Review, v45 n1 (Jan., 1986): 75
  7. ^ History of Education Quarterly, v27 n1 (Spring, 1987): 105
  8. ^ Slavic and East European journal. 48, no. 3, (2004): 525;
  9. ^ Russian Review, v63 n4 (Oct., 2004): 698-699
  10. ^ American historical review. 109, no. 4, (2004): 1339;
  11. ^ Canadian-American Slavic studies. 39, no. 2, (2005): 285
  12. ^ Slavic review, 63, no. 2, (2004): 402
  13. ^ Groniek. no. 165, (2004): 628.
  14. ^ 'Slavic and East European journal. 51, no. 4, (2007): 827
  15. ^ Solanus- 18, (2004): 122;
  16. ^ European History Quarterly, 35, no. 4, (2005): 614,
  17. ^ Jahrbücher für Geschichte Osteuropas, v52 n4 (2004): 617
  18. ^ Baruch College faculty page