Past Winners of the Robert C. Tucker/Stephen F. Cohen Dissertation Prize

2017 - David Szakonyi, “Renting Elected Office: Why Businesspeople Become Politicians in Russia,” Columbia University

2015Masha Kirasirova, “The Eastern International: ‘The Domestic East’ and the ‘Foreign East’ in Soviet-Arab Relations, 1917-68" (New York University)

2014 - Maria Rogacheva, "A History of a Town that Did Not Exist: The Soviet Scientific Intelligentsia in the Post-Stalinist Era."  (University of Notre Dame)

2013 - Michael Westren, “Nations in Exile: The 'Punished Peoples' in Soviet Kazakhstan” (University of Chicago)

2012 - Jeffrey S. Hardy, "Khrushchev's Gulag: The Evolution of Punishment in the Post-Stalin Soviet Union 1953–64" (Princeton University)

2011 - Eleanory Gilburd, "To See Paris and Die: Western Culture in the Soviet Union, 1950's and 1960's" (UC, Berkeley), and Ora John Reuter, "The Origin of Dominant Parties" (Emory U)

2010 - Oscar Sánchez-Sibony, "Red Globalization: The Political Economy of Soviet Foreign Relations in the 1950s and 60s" (University of Chicago)

2009 - Mie Nakachi, "Replacing the Dead: The Politics of Reproduction in the Postwar Soviet Union, 1944-1955" (University of Chicago)

2008 - Benjamin Tromly, "Re-Imagining the Soviet Intelligentsia: Student Politics and University Life, 1948-1964"

Honorable Mention: Edward Cohn, "Disciplining the Party: The Expulsion and Censure of Communists in the Post-War Soviet Union, 1945-1961"

2007 - No prize was awarded in 2007.

2006 - Heather Diane DeHaan, "From Nizhnyi to Gorkii: The Reconstruction of a Russian Provincial City in the Stalinist 1930s"