Professor of Russian & Soviet History
Office: 269 Holmes Hall
Mailing: 249 Meserve Hall
Boston, MA 02115
Phone: (617) 373-2079 Fax: (617) 373-2661
Co-Director, Center for the Study of
Office Hours: Wednesdays, 12:00-2:00, or by appt
I do research in the international history of
All syllabi are available on-line. Most on-line readings are password protected to comply with U.S. laws on fair use of copyrighted materials.
HIST1390 Lecture: History of
Espionage Part 2, Cold War Espionage
Mondays, Thursdays 11:45-1:25 p.m.
HIST3304 History of Modern
Mondays, Wednesdays 2:50-4:30 p.m.
HIST1389 Lecture: History of
Mondays, Thursdays 11:45-1:25 p.m.
HIST3334 Assassinations in World
Mondays, Wednesdays, 2:50-4:30 pm
HIST1170 The Shape of Modernity
HIST2213 History of Violence
HIST2286 History of the Soviet Union
HIST2387 Soviet Secret Police
HIST7203 Topics in Soviet History
Borderlands: World War II in Soviet Eastern Europe
HIST7302 Research Seminar in Soviet History
HIST7314 Research Seminar in World History
HIST3305 European Social History, 1650-1850
HIST3390 Research Seminar in Russian History
HIST2304 Cold War Spies
“‘Turncoats, Traitors and Provocateurs’: Communist Collaborators, the German Occupation and Stalin’s NKVD, 1941-1943,” in East European Politics in Societies, 15 December 2017.
Holocaust in Rovno: A Massacre in Ukraine, November 1941 (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013).
The Second Oldest Profession: A World History of Espionage (Prince Frederick, MD: Recorded Books, Inc., 2011-2012). Part One, Part Two. For details, see the Modern Scholar Series.
Шпионаж и национализм: первые годы холодной войны на Западной Украине (1944-1948) [Espionage and Nationalism: The Early Years of the Cold War in Western Ukraine (1944-1948)], (Moscow and New York: «Sovremennaia Istoriia» [Contemporary History], 2010).
“Russian Spy Swap: Jeffrey Burds Explains,” Washington Post, Live Q&As, 8 July 2010.
"Sexual Violence in Europe in World War II," published in a special issue on “Sexual Violence during War” in Politics and Society (March, 2009).
"Ethnic Conflict and Minority Refugee Flight from Post-Soviet Ukraine, 1991-2001" The International Journal of Human Rights Volume 12, Number 5 (December 2008): 689-723.
"The Soviet War against 'Fifth Columnists:' The Case of Chechnya, 1942-1944," Journal of Contemporary History, Volume 42, Number 2 (April 2007).
Советская агентура: очерки истории СССР в послевоенные годы, 1944-1948 [Soviet Police Informants: Essays on the History of the USSR during the Postwar Years, 1944-1948] (Moscow and New York: «Sovremennaia Istoriia» [Contemporary History], 2006).
the Meaning of Persecution,"
"Ethnicity, Memory, and Violence: Reflections on Special Problems in Soviet & East European Archives," in Francis X. Blouin and William G. Rosenberg, eds., Archives, Documentation, and the Institutions of Social Memory: Essays from the Sawyer Seminar (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2006): 466-479.
"'Москальки': женщины-агенты и националистическое подполье на Западной Украине, 1944-1948," [Moskal'ki: Women-Agents and the Nationalist Underground in West Ukraine, 1944-1948], Социальная История. Ежегодник 2004 [Social History—Yearbook 2004] (Moscow: Institute of History and Rosspen, Russian Academy of Sciences, 2005).
"Gender and Policing in Soviet West Ukraine, 1944-1948, " Cahiers du Monde Russe Volume 42, Numbers 2-4 (April-December 2001).
The Early Cold War in Soviet West Ukraine, 1944-1948, Number 1505 in The Carl Beck Papers in Russian and East European Studies (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh, 2001).
"Борьба с бандитизмом в СССР в 1944-1953 гг." [The Struggle Against Banditry in the USSR, 1944-1953] Социальная История. Ежегодник 2000 [Social History—Yearbook 2000] (Moscow: Institute of History and Rosspen, Russian Academy of Sciences, 2000), pp. 169-190.
Peasant Dreams and Market Politics: Labor Migration & the Russian Village, 1861-1905 (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1998).
"AGENTURA: Soviet Informants' Networks in Galicia, 1944-1948," Eastern European Politics and Societies (January 1997).
With S. V. Prasolova, A. K. Sokolov, and E. A. Tiurina. The Russian State Archive of Economics: A Research Guide. 2. Guide to Collections. Volume II, Part 2 in The Russian Archive Series, University of Pittsburgh. In Russian and English (Moscow-Pittsburgh, 1996).
The Russian State Archive: A Researcher's Guide. Compiled, introduced and edited by S.V. Mironenko and Jeffrey Burds. Volume IV in The Russian Archive Series, University of Pittsburgh. In Russian and English (Moscow-Pittsburgh, 1996).
"A Culture of Denunciation: Patterns of Religious Anathematization in Rural Russia, 1860-1905," in Sheila Fitzpatrick and Robert Gellately, eds., Accusatory Practices: Denunciation in Modern European History, 1789-1989 (University of Chicago Press, 1997) and the Journal of Modern History (December 1996).
The Russian State Archive of Economics: A Researcher's Guide. compiled, introduced and edited by Svetlana Prasolova, Andrei Sokolov, William Chase and Jeffrey Burds. Volume II, Parts 1 and 2 in The Russian Archive Series, University of Pittsburgh. The Russian and English (Moscow-Pittsburgh, 1994, 1996).
"The Social Control of Peasant Labor in Russia: The Responses of Village Communities to labor Migration in the Central Industrial Region, 1861-1905," in Peasant Economy, Culture and Politics in European Russia, 1800-1921, edited by Esther Kingston-Mann and Timothy R. Mixter, with the Assistance of Jeffrey Burds (Princeton University Press, 1991).