JAMES W. HEINZEN
Professor of History
(856) 256-4500, ext. 3989
Robinson Hall, 2nd floor
Ph.D. and M.A. in History,
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.
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 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)
MAJOR SCHOLARLY PUBLICATIONS:
The Art of the Bribe: Corruption, Politics, and Everyday Life in the time of Stalin. Yale University Press, forthcoming (2015)
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).
Officials and Anticorruption Drives in the
Huskey, Russian Officialdom from Alexander III to Putin (McMillan, 2009).
“The Art of the Bribe: Corruption and Everyday Practice in the
“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
Proletarian Dictatorship, 1918-1929,” in Slavic Review, vol. 56, no. 1 (Spring, 1997).