The Catholic University of America

JOAN BARTH URBAN

November 2004

 

DEPARTMENT OF POLITICS, CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA

 

Full-time faculty, September 1967 to present; Ordinary Professor since 1987.

 

CUA Service includes:

Committee on Appointments & Promotions, University Academic Senate, 1992-1995. Committee on Appointments & Promotions, School of Arts & Sciences, 1987-1990.

Department chair, 1969-1973.

 

ADJUNCT STATUS, THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

 

Professorial Lecturer in History, 1987 to May 1997.

Research Associate, Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies, June 1997 to present.

 

EDUCATION

 

Ph.D., Department of Government, Harvard University, 1967 (diss. director: Merle Fainsod).

M.A., Harvard University, Soviet Regional Studies Program, and B.A., Northwestern University.

 

SEMINAL REFEREED ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS

 

"The Impact of the Sino-Soviet Dispute on Western Europe" in The Sino-Soviet Conflict, ed. by Herbert J. Ellison (Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press, 1982).

 

"The Ties That Bind" in The European Left: Italy, France, and Spain, ed. by William E. Griffith (Lexington, MA: Lexington Books, 1979).

 

"Contemporary Soviet Perspectives on Revolution in the West," Orbis, XIX, 4 (Winter 1976); this 40-page article was made required reading for professional staff of U.S. Embassy in Moscow.

 

"Socialist Pluralism in Soviet and Italian Communist Perspective: The Chilean Catalyst," Orbis, XVIII,

2 (Summer 1974).

 

BOOKS

 

Co-author, with Jane L. Curry, The Left Transformed in Post-Communist Societies: The Cases of East- Central Europe, Russia, and Ukraine (Rowman & Littlefield, 2003).

 

Russia=s Communists at the Crossroads (Boulder, CO: Westview, April 1997).

Choice AOutstanding Academic Book@ list for 1997.

 

Moscow and the Global Left in the Gorbachev Era (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1992).

 

Moscow and the Italian Communist Party (Cornell University Press and I. B. Tauris, London, 1986). American Historical Association's Howard R. Marraro Prize for best work on Itly, 1986.

 

RECENT FIELD RESEARCH

 

Russia: January 1992; May 1993; January, May-June, & November 1994; May & December 1995; June 1996; June & December 1997; November 1998; June & October 1999, May-June 2000, June & November 2001; October 2002; June 2003; June-July 2004.

Ukraine: May-June 1998.