Chester S.L. Dunning
Retired – Professor
Specialty: Russian and Early Modern Europe
Professor Chester Dunning, winner of four distinguished teaching awards, conducts research in Russian history and early modern European history. He also has a strong interest in comparative history and the impact of censorship on Russian literature. Professor Dunning has received several research grants, including two from the National Endowment for Humanities, as well as a research fellowship from the Harvard University Russian Research Center. His books include Russia’s First Civil War: The Time of Troubles and the Founding of the Romanov Dynasty, a History Book Club Selection during Summer 2001; A Short History of Russia’s First Civil War; Jacques Margeret’s The Russian Empire and Grand Duchy of Muscovy: A Seventeenth Century French Account; and (with Caryl Emerson and Sergei Fomichev) The Uncensored Boris Godunov: The Case for Pushkin’s Original Comedy (forthcoming in Spring 2005). Professor Dunning has also published many refereed articles in leading scholarly journals, including Slavic Review, The Russian Review, The Slavonic and East European Review, Comparative Studies in Society and History, Revue Historique, Albion, Voprosy istorii, Russian History/Histoire Russe, The Sixteenth Century Journal, Harvard Ukrainian Studies, Forschungen zur osteuropäischen Geschichte, and The Pushkin Review.