Stephen F. Jones

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Stephen F. Jones (born c. 1952) is an American expert on post-Communist societies in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe who currently serves as Chair of Russian and Eurasian Studies at Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts.

Originally from Wales, Jones received his B.A. in 1974 from the University of Essex, his Ph.D. from the London School of Economics in 1984. He has taught at the University of California, Santa Cruz (1986), the University of London (1986-88), and at the University of Oxford (1988-89).

He specializes in the history and politics of the South Caucasus nations (Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan). Stephen Jones speaks fluent Georgian and reads Russian and French fluently. He has lectured at various schools in the United States and regularly briefs the CIA and U.S. State Department in the Caucasus.

Selected publications[edit]

  • Georgia: A Political history since Independence (I.B. Tauris 2013)
  • The Making of Modern Georgia, 1918-2012: The First Georgian Republic and its Successors (Routledge 2014)

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