Smurr, Robert


B.A., Political Science, University of California, Davis, 1984; Russian Language and Regional Studies, Defense Language Institute, 1986; M.A., International Studies, University of Washington, 1992; Ph.D., History, University of Washington, 2002.

Expertise: Russian history, environmental history

Interests: Estonian environmental history, political and cultural history of Russia and former USSR, environmental explorations of the Pacific Northwest, adventure travel in remote regions of the former USSR; exploring the natural worl by mountaineerin, trekking, skiing, and kayaking; nations, nationalities and nationalism

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Sem II C-3112
(360) 867-5056

Current, Recent, and Upcoming Offerings

Year Offering
2014-15 Russia and the Forging of Empires: Vikings, Mongols and Slavs
2014-15 Russia Falls, the Soviet Union Rises: Imperial Beauty, Turmoil and Tragedy
2014-15 The Soviet Union and the Rebirth of Russia: Stalin, Gorbachev and Putin
2012-13 Individual Study: History, Cultural Studies
2012-13 Russia and Eurasia: Empires and Enduring Legacies
2011-12 Blood and Borders: Tradition and Transformation in Central Europe
2011-12 Individual Study: History, Cultural Studies
2011-12 Inside Passages: Northwest Rivers and Seas