Specialty: Russia and the Soviet Union; 20th-century Europe; War Memory and Nationalism
Jonathan Brunstedt joined the history department at Texas A&M in 2019. His research focuses on nationalism and cultural memory in the Soviet Union and wider world, with a special emphasis on the representation of war. His first book, forthcoming with Cambridge UP, examines official notions of patriotism in the USSR through the lens of World War II’s public remembrance. His next project explores the entangled cultural memories of the Vietnam and Soviet-Afghan wars. Brunstedt was previously assistant professor of modern European history at Utah State University. He’s also taught at SMU, Florida State, and Swansea University in Wales.