Mark B. Tauger, Ph.D.
- Russian/Soviet History
- Agrarian History
- World History
- Ph.D., History, UCLA
- M.A., Historical Musicology, UCLA
- M.A., History, UCLA
- B.A., Music, UCLA
Agrarian history: modernization of agriculture in capitalist and other economic systems, interactions between agriculture and the natural environment, mutual dependence between industry and agriculture.
Russian and Soviet history: famines, agriculture, and government policies toward both, environmental history of Eurasia and its significant for other aspects of the region’s history, post-Soviet history of the region.
World History (besides agrarian history): history of religious doubt and atheism, history of globalization and resistance to it.
- HIST 179: World History to 1500
- HIST 180: World History 1500- Present
- HIST 217: Russia to 1917
- HIST 218: Twentieth Century Russia
- HIST 225 Modern South Asia
- HIST 281: Agrarian Transformation
- HIST 419: Revolutionary Russia 1905-1953
- HIST 420: The USSR and After, 1953-Present
- HIST 700: Historiography
- HIST 787: Readings in World History
Famine et Transformation Agricole en URSS, Editions Delga, Paris, 2017
“Pavel Pateleimonovich Luk’ianenko and the Origins of the Soviet Green Revolution,” in The Lysenko Controversy as a Global Phenomenon, v. 1: Genetics and Agriculture in the Soviet Union and Beyond, William deJong-Lambert & Nikolai Krementsov, eds., Palgrave, 2017.
After the Holodomor: the enduring impact of the great famine on Ukraine, Nationalities Papers: The Journal of Nationalism and Ethnicity, 2015. DOI: 10.1080/00905992.2015.1006476
“Statistical Falsification in the Soviet Union: A Comparative Case Study of Projections, Biases, and Trust.”“Grain Crisis or Famine? The Ukranian State Commission for Aid to Crop-Failure Victims and the Ukranian Famine of 1928-1929.”