Kathleen E. Smith

Kathleen Smith
Kathleen E. Smith
Professor of Teaching
111 ICC

Professor of Teaching

Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies

Kathleen Smith holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley.  She has been teaching courses in comparative politics, Russian and East European Studies at Georgetown since 2001.

Areas of Expertise: Dr. Smith is an expert in issues of memory and historical politics in Russia.  Her interests include legal reform, human rights in the former Soviet Union as well as borderlands and national identity building strategies in Eastern Europe.

  • PhD (1994) University of California, Berkeley
  • M.A (1988) University of California, Berkeley
  • B.A. (1987) Amherst College 


Moscow 1956: The Silenced Spring (Harvard University Press, 2017)

Mythmaking in the New Russia (Cornell University, 2002)

Remembering Stalin’s Victims (Cornell University, 1996)