Christine Evans

  • Associate Professor, History


  • PhD, History, University of California, Berkeley, 2010
  • MA, History, University of California, Berkeley, 2004
  • BA, English and International Studies, Yale University, 2000

Courses Taught

  • Hist 293 - Seminar on Historical Method
  • Hist 341 - Imperial Russia
  • Hist 343 - Russia Since 1917
  • Hist 712 - Historiography and Theory of History
  • Hist 850 - Play and Popular Culture in Modern History
  • Hist 940 - History of Mass Media

Teaching Interests

  • Russian society and politics
  • Soviet and post-Soviet cultures
  • Russia and Central Asia
  • The role of mass media in social and political change

Research Interests

  • Modern Russia and Eurasia
  • History and theory of mass communications
  • Socialist cultures in comparative perspective
  • Play, leisure, and consumption

Selected Publications

Evans, Christine E., and Lundgren, Lars. No Heavenly Bodies: Cold War Fears and Earthly Networks for Communication by Satellite MIT Press. .
Evans, Christine E.Stirlitz in Washington? What “Stagnation” Tells Us Now 20.2 (Spring 2019) Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History. : 365–76
Evans, Christine E., and Lundgren, Lars. “Dividing the Cosmos? Intelsat, Intersputnik, and the development of transnational satellite communications infrastructures during the Cold War” Remapping European Media Cultures during the Cold War: Networks, Encounters, Exchanges Ed. Pajala, Mari, and Lovejoy, Alice. University of Indiana Press. ().
Wengle, Susanne A., and Evans, Christine E.“Symbolic State-Building in Contemporary Russia” Post Soviet Affairs 34.6 Ed. Bernhard, Michael. (2018): 384-411.
Lundgren, Lars, and Evans, Christine E.“Producing global media memories: Media events and the power dynamics of transnational television history” European Journal of Cultural Studies 20.3 (2017): 252-270.
Evans, Christine E.Between Truth and Time: A History of Soviet Central Television New Haven, CT: Yale University Press. 2016.
Evans, Christine E.“The ‘Soviet Way of Life’ as a Way of Feeling: Emotion and Influence on Soviet Central Television in the 1970s” Cahiers du Monde Russe (2015).
Evans, Christine E.“1973: KVN is Canceled” Ed. Siegelbaum, Lewis , and von Geldern, James. (2011).
Evans, Christine E., and Peri, Alexis. ““How Terrorists Learned to Map: Plots and Plotting in Boris Savinkov’s Recollections of a Terrorist and Pale Horse” Petersburg/ Petersburg: Novel and City, 1900 – 1921 Ed. Matich, Olga. University of Wisconsin Press. (2010).
Evans, Christine E.““A ‘Panorama of Time’: the Chronotopics of Programma Vremia,”” Ab Imperio: Studies of New Imperial History and Nationalism in the Post-Soviet Space 2010.2 (2010).
Evans, Christine E., and Djagalov, Rossen. “Moskau, 1960: Wie man sich eine sowjetische Freundschaft mit der Dritten Welt vorstellte.”” Die Sowjetunion und die Dritte Welt. UdSSR, Staatssozialismus und Antikolonialismus im Kalten Krieg 1945–1991 Ed. Hilger, Andreas. Munchen: Oldenbourg. (2009).