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Courtesy University of California, Berkeley

Sidney Hellman Ehrman Professor of European History, University of California, Berkeley

John P. Birkelund Fellow in the Humanities - Class of Spring 2023


John Connelly is the Sidney Hellman Ehrman Professor of History at the University of California, Berkeley, where he currently directs the Institute for East European, Eurasian, and Slavic Studies. Connelly completed his BA at Georgetown University and PhD at Harvard University. His books include Captive University: The Sovietization of East German, Czech, and Polish Higher Education (Chapel Hill, 2000), which won the 2001 George Beer Award of the American Historical Association, From Enemy to Brother: The Revolution in Catholic Teaching on the Jews (Harvard, 2012), which was awarded the John Gilmary Shea Prize of the American Catholic Historical Association, and From Peoples into Nations: A History of Eastern Europe (Princeton, 2020). He serves on the editorial boards of Slavic Review and Contemporary European History, and his reviews and essays have appeared in Commonweal, The Nation, Washington Post, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, and London Review of Books. Connelly’s work has been supported by Fulbright and Marshall Foundations and the American Council of Learned Societies, among others.

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