Dr. Scott W. Palmer


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Palmer Dr. Scott W. Palmer (Ph.D., Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1997) is a specialist in the history of modern Russia. In addition to   numerous articles and essays, he is author of Dictatorship of the Air: Aviation Culture and the Fate of Modern Russia(Cambridge University Press, 2006). He is currently at work on his second book, tentatively titled, Technology and Culture in Twentieth-Century Russia.

Dr. Palmer’s course offerings include the Department's two-semester sequence covering Imperial Russia [HIST 399] and the Soviet Union [HIST 400] as well as specialized courses on the History of Flight Culture [HIST 311], Technology, Culture & Society [HIST 312], and 19th-century Europe [History 428(G)]. At the introductory level, he  regularly teaches Western Civilization, 1648-present [History 126] and Modern America, 1877-present [HIST 106].