Professor of History
B.A. Boston University; M.A. Boston University; M.A. Harvard University; Ph.D. Harvard University
Political and intellectual history of imperial Russia and the USSR, psychohistory, modern terrorism
Anna Geifman has written Thou Shalt Kill: Revolutionary Terrorism in Russia, 1894-1917 (Princeton University Press, 1993); Entangled in Terror: The Azef Affair and the Russian Revolution (Rowman & Littlefeld Publishers, Inc., 2000); and numerous articles and book chapters. She is the editor of Russia under the Last Tsar: Opposition and Subversion, 1894-1917 (Blackwell, 1999). She is also the author of a psychohistorical essay, La mort sera votre dieu: du nihilisme russe au terrorisme islamiste (La Table Ronde: Paris, 2005). Her most recent book is Death Orders: The Vanguard of Modern Terrorism in Revolutionary Russia (Praeger Security International, 2010).
Geifman has held numerous awards and grants, including the Harvard University Davis Center for Russian Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship; Boston University Humanities Foundation Junior Fellowship; John M. Olin Foundation Fellowships; International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX) Grants; and the Lady Davis Fellowship at the Hebrew University (Israel).
Geifman lectures extensively in the US and internationally. She has been a visiting professor and researcher at various academic institutions, including the Moscow Institute for Advanced Studies and the International University (Moscow, Russia); the Hebrew University and the University of Tel-Aviv (Israel). She is currently a Research Associate in the Political Science Department at the University of Bar-Ilan (Israel).