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Associate Professor of History, Rutgers University, New Jersey

German Transatlantic Program Fellow - Class of Fall 2009


Jochen Hellbeck is Associate Professor of History at Rutgers University. A Russian specialist by background, he is particularly interested in autobiographical accounts and people’s self-understandings in historical perspective. His awards include Fulbright, Michigan Society of Fellows, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, and Thyssen fellowships. His book Revolution on My Mind (Harvard, 2009) explores personal diaries written in the Soviet Union under Stalin, and addresses the paradox of self-expression in an overtly repressive political system.