"A Darker 'Big Deal': Concealing Party Corruption, 1945-1953" in Living in Late Stalinism (Routledge, 2006)
"Terror of Intimacy: Family Politics in the 1930s Soviet Union" in Everyday Life in Early Soviet Russia (University of Indiana Press, 2005)
"Terror From Within: Participation and Coercion in Soviet Power, 1924-1964" (dissertation, awarded international Fraenkel Prize).
She has served as a Fellow at the Kennan Institute of the Woodrow Wilson Center and as a Fellow of the Davis Center at Harvard. She serves as a Center Associate at Harvard's Davis Center for Russian Studies.Research
Cynthia Hooper is a frequent contributor to The Conversation, an independent news and commentary website. Her most recent contributions appear below.
It seems incredible that White House aides would schedule the first U.S.-Russia summit of the Donald Trump Presidency for the day after the World Cup final soccer match in Moscow, given the assiduous attention to detail that has, historically, governed every meeting between the two superpowers.
One-nil, Vladimir Putin. And the game hasn’t even begun.
Amid constant Russian President Vladimir Putin at a massive rally in his support n Moscow, March 3, 2018
“And what, exactly, is there to be celebrating?” snapped Vladimir Putin’s press secretary on Oct. 25, a little more than a week before the 100th anniversary of what, in Soviet times, was lauded as the country’s greatest victory.
On Nov. 7, 1917, Vladimir Lenin seized power in St. Petersburg. Soviet authorities glorified that day as the dawn of the world’s first successful communist revolution – and the creation o...
On April 11, the White House released an intelligence report accusing Russia of trying to cover up the use of chemical weapons by Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad through a global disinformation campaign replete with “false narratives.”
As a professor of Soviet history with an interest in media studies, I’ve been following Russia’s response to the chemical attack and subsequent U.S. missile strike – the various television and print news stories, tweets and analyses put forth by Russia’s domestic and international media outlets.
Together, they’re reflective a larger Russian information strategy: Stress a unified message at home but sow discord abroad.
Jumping to the wrong conclusion
Inside Russia, all state-run media outlets and many ...