Professor of History
University of California, Santa Cruz
Peter Kenez left Hungary in 1956 as a 20-year old. He received his B.A. from Princeton University and Ph.D. in Russian history from Harvard University. He has been teaching at the University of California Santa Cruz since 1966, where he is currently Professor of History. His publications include Hungary Between Hitler and Stalinism (2006), Cinema and Soviet Society from the Revolution to the Death of Stalin (2nd expanded edition, 2000), A History of the Soviet Union from the Beginning to the End (1999), Stenberg Brothers: Constructing a Revolution in Soviet Design (with Christopher Mount, 1997), Varieties of Fear: Growing Up Jewish under Nazism and Communism (1995), The Birth of the Propaganda State: Soviet Methods of Mass Mobilization, 1917-1929 (1985), Civil War in South Russian, 1919-1920 (1977), and Civil War in South Russia, 1918 (1971).