Yakov Feygin
601 Kappock Street, Apt. #2H
Bronx, New York 10463
Home: (718) 796-2747
Cell: (917) 582-7901
Email:[email protected]
St. Edmund Hall, Oxford University, United Kingdom
Master of Studies in Modern British and European History with Distinction, June 2010
Thesis––“Do Mention the War: The Second World War and the Ideology of the Soviet Cold War, 19551975”
Supervisor- Dr. David Priestland
McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Bachelor’s degree with First Class Honors, May 2009
Major: History
Minors: Political Science; Russian and Slavic Studies
Bronx H.S. of Science, Bronx, New York
High School Diploma, 2005
Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, New York, New York
Historical Consultant to MyStory Project, October 2010- Present
Help edit and translate oral histories of immigrants from the former Soviet Union to the United
Format and contextualize outstanding histories for future publication as education material and
promote them to the history education and research community
Teach volunteers the conventions of oral history and historical writing
Understood Backward.Net: A Blog of History and Current Events
June 2010 – Present
Edit and organize contributor’s articles
Contribute articles on international relations and Russian politics
The Cold War History Research Center at Corvinus University, Budapest, Hungary
Research Assistant
July – August 2009
Took part in a variety of projects including contacting Russian scholars, editing a history of
occupied Eastern European nations, researching in Radio Free Europe archives
McGill University Department of History, Montreal, Quebec
Research Assistant
May 2008 – May 2009
Engage in research projects for Professor Lorenz Luthi, a historian of Chinese, Russian, and
American foreign policy. Work in Communist Party of the Soviet Union documents on relations
with China and the “third world” as well as translating Russian language diplomatic biographies.
“The Birth Pangs of Soviet-American Détente: The NPT, Vietnam and Beginning of Linkage
Politics” in The Greensboro Review of History November, 2010
With Dr. Andreas Umland (eds) Russian Nationalism Bulletin: Special Issue Russia- Ukraine
Conflict Vol 3 No 21 August 2009
Conferences Organized and Attended
“From Waterloo to Desert Storm: New Thinking on International Conflict”, University of
Glasgow Centre for the Study of War, Glasgow, UK, June, 2010 Panelist on Mythologies,
Nostalgia and Conflict Panel.
Lead organizer of the “Oxford University Faculty of History Dissertation Work Shop”,
Oxford, UK, April, 2010. Chair of the “Germany and the Second World War Panel”, presented
paper “The Second World War and the Creation of Soviet identity”
“The Centre for East European Language Based Area Studies (CEELBAS) Post- Graduate
Workshop” St. Anthony’s College, Oxford, UK, March, 2010 Participant in the Methodologies
in History Round Table
Experienced researcher, copy editor, proofreader
Well-versed in Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Power Point, Filemaker, Word Press
Fluent in Written and Spoken Russian, Lower intermediate level written French and German