David Engerman

Academic Organization: 
Brandeis University

David C. Engerman is Ottilie Springer Professor of History and Chair of the History Department at Brandeis University, where he has taught international history and modern American history since receiving his Ph.D. from the University of California-Berkeley in 1998. 

He is the author of two books about Russia/USSR in American life: Modernization from the Other Shore (Harvard UP, 2003; winner of the Stuart Bernath and Akira Iriye book prizes) and Know Your Enemy (Oxford UP, 2009).  He has also edited two books: Staging Growth (UMass, 2003) and The God That Failed (Columbia UP, 2003).  Engerman was named the SHAFR Bernath Lecturer (2006) and a “Top Young Historian” by the History News Network (2010) – by which point he was no longer all that young. 

Engerman is currently at work on “Planning for Plenty: The Economic Cold War in India,” which has taken him to a dozen archives in five countries.  The project is supported by fellowships from the American Institute of Indian Studies, John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the National Council for Eurasian and East European Research, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the American Council of Learned Societies.