Professor of History

                  Rowan University


                  (856) 256-4500, ext. 3989                                                                                                                       

                  Robinson Hall, 2nd floor



           bd14756_    EDUCATION

                        Ph.D. and M.A. in History, University of Pennsylvania

                        B.A.  Trinity College (Hartford, Conn.)


            bd14756_   COURSES AND TEACHING INTERESTS:

At Rowan, Professor Heinzen has taught courses in many aspects of Russian and modern European history, including Russia to 1914, Russia and the Soviet Union since 1914, History of the Cold War, Europe from 1914 to1945, Europe since 1945, Jewish Holocaust, Western Civilization I and II, Senior Seminar, and Historical Methods.


bd14756_   RESEARCH:

Professor Heinzen has written two books and numerous scholarly articles about the political, social and cultural developments in the Soviet Union between 1917 and 1991.


He is particularly interested in the postwar period of Soviet history. Professor Heinzen’s forthcoming book, The Art of the Bribe: Corruption, Politics, and Everyday Life in the time of Stalin (Yale University Press), concerns corruption, bribery, politics, and everyday life in the USSR in the time of Stalin. Research on this project has been supported by:


The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

The National Council for Eurasian and East European Research (NCEEER)

The Archives of the Hoover Institution for War and Peace at Stanford University (National Fellowship)

The Open Society Archive of Central European University (Budapest, Hungary)

The Kennan Institute of the Woodrow Wilson Center (Washington DC)

Rowan University







The Art of the Bribe: Corruption, Politics, and Everyday Life in the time of Stalin. Yale University Press, forthcoming (2015)


Inventing a Soviet Countryside: State Power and the Transformation of Rural Russia.  University of

          Pittsburgh Press (2004) (Paperback version issued 2009).

·         Selected as an American Council of Learned Societies Humanities (ACLS) e-book as one of a collection of “works of major importance that remain vital to both scholars and advanced students.”


Major Scholarly Articles:


“Thirty Kilos of Pork: Cultural Brokers, Corruption, and ‘the Bribe Trail’ in the Postwar Stalinist Soviet Union. Journal of

Social History, vol 46, no. 4 (Summer 2013).

“Коррупция и кампании против взяточничества в период военного и послевоенного

сталинизма,1943–1953 гг.” (“Corruption and the Campaigns against Bribery in the Period of

Wartime and Postwar Stalinism, 1943-1953”), appeared in Russian historical journal, Noveishaia istoriia Rossii (Modern History of Russia), vol. 1, no. 1 (2011).

Corruption among Officials and Anticorruption Drives in the USSR, 1945-64,” in Don K. Rowney and Eugene

Huskey, Russian Officialdom from Alexander III to Putin (McMillan, 2009).

“The Art of the Bribe: Corruption and Everyday Practice in the Late Stalinist USSR.” Slavic Review (Fall, 2007).

“A Campaign Spasm: Graft and the Limits of the ‘Campaign’ against Bribery after the Great Patriotic

War.” Chapter in Late Stalinist Russia: Society between Reconstruction and Development, edited

by Juliane Fürst (Routledge, 2006), 123-141.

“Informers and the State under Late Stalinism: Informant Networks and Crimes against ‘Socialist Property,’

1940-1953.” Kritika: Explorations in Russian History (Fall, 2007).

 “The Prisoner’s Dilemma: Corruption and Informants in the Gulag, Comparative

Economic Systems (June, 2005). Russian translation in Leonid Borodkin, Paul Gregory, and Oleg

Khlevniuk, eds., Ekonomika prinuditel’nogo truda (Rosspen Press, Moscow, 2005).

“Professional Identity and the Vision of the Modern Soviet Countryside: Local Agricultural Specialists at the End of the

             NEP,” in Cahiers du Monde Russe, vol. 39, no. 1-2 (Winter, 1998).

 “‘Peasants from the Plow’ to ‘Professors from the Plow’: the Culture of the Russian People’s Commissariat of

            Agriculture, 1921-29,” in Journal of Peasant Studies, vol. 25, no. 3 (January, 1998).

“‘Alien’ Personnel in the Soviet Revolutionary State: The People’s Commissariat of Agriculture under

Proletarian Dictatorship, 1918-1929,” in Slavic Review, vol. 56, no. 1 (Spring, 1997).


bd14756_   USEFUL LINKS

      Primary Sources in English for Soviet history               More Primary Sources for Soviet History

     Cold War International History Project                         Still More Primary Sources for Soviet History

      Russian history resources                                               Yet More Primary Sources

      H-net Russian history email discussion group

      The Face of Russia: Russian culture website

      Soviet History links