Evans, Christine

Associate Professor, Dept. Chair


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

Research Interests

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

Teaching Areas

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

Courses Offered

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

Selected Publications

Evans, Christine E., and Lundgren, Lars. No Heavenly Bodies: Cold War Fears and Earthly Networks for Communication by Satellite. MIT Press, (In Progress) .
Evans, Christine E. Stirlitz in Washington? What “Stagnation” Tells Us Now. 20.2 (Spring 2019) Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History, (In Progress) 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, (In Progress) .
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. Yale University Press, 2016.
Evans, Christine E., and Lundgren, Lars. “Divided and Connected: Satellite Networks and the Production of Liveness.” International Journal of Communication 10 (2016). (2016): 5362–5377.