Past Winners of the Robert C. Tucker/Stephen F. Cohen Dissertation Prize
2021 - Virginia Carter Olmsted McGraw, “Soviet by Design: Fashion, Consumption, and International Competition during Late Socialism, 1948-1982” (UNCChapel Hill, History)
2020 - Kelsey Norris, “The Ties that Bind” (University of Pennsylvania)
2019 - Louis H. Porter, “Cold War Internationalisms: The USSR in UNESCO, 1945-1967” (UNC at Chapel Hill)
2018 - Rhiannon Dowling, “Brezhnev’s War on Crime: The Criminal in Soviet Society, 1963- 1984,” (UC Berkeley)
2017 - David Szakonyi, “Renting Elected Office: Why Businesspeople Become Politicians in Russia” (Columbia University)
2016 - Leah Goldman, “Art of Intransigence: Soviet Composers and Art Music Censorship, 1945-1957" (The University of Chicago)
2015 - Masha 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)
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"