Jeffrey Burds does research in the international history of modern Russia, Ukraine, and the Soviet Union. His current work is devoted to studies of collaboration in the German-occupied Soviet zones during World War II, and the postwar Soviet counterinsurgency in western Ukraine. His undergraduate courses include surveys of European and Soviet history as well as specialized courses on violence, World War II in the East, and the Soviet Secret Police. His graduate courses include courses on the historiography and research in Modern European and World history. Professor Burds is also a member of the core faculty in the International Affairs Program.
Holocaust in Rovno: The Massacre at Sosenki Forest, November 1941 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013).
“The Soviet War against ‘Fifth Columnists:’ The Case of Chechnya, 1942-1944,” Journal of Contemporary History, Volume 42, Number 2 (April 2007).
Советская агентура: очерки истории СССР в послевоенные годы, 1941-1948 [Soviet Police Informants:Essays on the Postwar History of the USSR, 1944-1948] (Moscow and New York: «Sovremennaia Istoriia», 2006).
“Ethnicity, Memory, and Violence: Reflections on Special Problems in Soviet & East European Archives,” in Francis X. Blouin and William G. Rosenberg, eds., Archives, Documentation, and the Institutions of Social Memory: Essays from the Sawyer Seminar, 2000-2001 (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2005).
“Ukraine: The Meaning of Persecution,” Transitions Online (Prague), 2 May 2006.
“‘Москальки’: женщины-агенты и националистическое подполье на Западной Украине, 1944-1948,” [Moskal'ki: Women-Agents and the Nationalist Underground in West Ukraine, 1944-1948], Социальная История. Ежегодник 2004 in Social History – Yearbook 2004 (Moscow: Institute of History and Rosspen, Russian Academy of Sciences, 2005).
“Gender and Policing in Soviet West Ukraine, 1944-1948, ” Cahiers du Monde Russe Volume 42, Numbers 2-4 (April-December 2001).
The Early Cold War in Soviet West Ukraine, 1944-1948, Number 1505 in The Carl Beck Papers in Russian and East European Studies (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh, 2001).
“Борьба с бандитизмом в СССР в 1944-1953 гг”. [The Struggle Against Banditry in the USSR, 1944-1953] Социальная История. Ежегодник 2000 Social History – Yearbook 2000 (Moscow: Institute of History and Rosspen, Russian Academy of Sciences, 2000), pp. 169-190.
Peasant Dreams and Market Politics: Labor Migration & the Russian Village, 1861-1905 (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1998).
“AGENTURA: Soviet Informants? Networks in Galicia, 1944-1948,” Eastern European Politics and Societies (January 1997).
With S. V. Prasolova, A. K. Sokolov, and E. A. Tiurina. The Russian State Archive of Economics: A Research Guide. 2. Guide to Collections. Volume II, Part 2 in
The Russian Archive Series, University of Pittsburgh. In Russian and English (Moscow-Pittsburgh, 1996).
The Russian State Archive: A Researcher’s Guide. Compiled, introduced and edited by S.V. Mironenko and Jeffrey Burds. Volume IV in The Russian Archive Series, University of Pittsburgh. In Russian and English (Moscow-Pittsburgh, 1996).
“A Culture of Denunciation: Patterns of Religious Anathematization in Rural Russia, 1860-1905,” in Sheila Fitzpatrick and Robert Gellately, eds., Accusatory Practices: Denunciation in Modern European History, 1789-1989 (University of Chicago Press, 1997) and the Journal of Modern History (December 1996).
The Russian State Archive of Economics: A Researcher’s Guide. compiled, introduced and edited by Svetlana Prasolova, Andrei Sokolov, William Chase and Jeffrey Burds. Volume II, Parts 1 and 2 in The Russian Archive Series, University of Pittsburgh. The Russian and English (Moscow-Pittsburgh, 1994, 1996).
“The Social Control of Peasant Labor in Russia: The Responses of Village Communities to labor Migration in the Central Industrial Region, 1861-1905,” in Peasant Economy, Culture and Politics in European Russia, 1800-1921, edited by Esther Kingston-Mann and Timothy R. Mixter, with the Assistance of Jeffrey Burds (Princeton University Press, 1991).
Awards and Honors
Fellowships and Research Grants
Idioms of Hate: Soviet Collaborators in the German War against Jewish-Bolshevism, Faculty Research & Scholarship Development Fund Award, Northeastern University (Support Research and Travel in 2006-2007). [$5,000]
Christopher Browning Research Fellowship for the academic year 2004-2005 from the Holocaust Educational Foundation, “Idioms of Hate: Soviet Collaborators in the German War against Jewish-Bolshevism.” [$5,000]
Chistka: Stalin’s Purge of German-Occupied Soviet Zones Following the Moscow Counter-Offensive, JanuaryMarch 1942, Faculty Research & Scholarship Development Fund Award, Northeastern University (Support Research Leave in Spring 2002). [$34,700]
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, The Soviet ‘Struggle Against Banditry,’ 1941-1953 The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, 2000-2001 [$64,922]
Social Banditry & Soviet Power in Eastern Europe, 1944-1948, Faculty Research & Scholarship Development Fund Award, Northeastern University (Support Research Leave in Spring 1999). [$30,000]
With Vladimir Kozlov (State Archive of the Russian Federation) The Soviet Dissidents Database Project, International Research and Exchanges Board, Special Projects in Library & Information Science (1997-1998) [$10,000]
Visiting Fellow, State & Society in the Stalin Era through the Prism of Regional Archives (15-22 June 1997), The Stalin-Era Research & Archives Project, Centre for Russian & East European Studies, University of Toronto
With Vladimir Kozlov (State Archive of the Russian Federation), Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Urban Disorders in the Soviet Union, 1958-1964, The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, 1996-1997. [$42,500]
The Stalin Archive Project, Centre for Russian and East European Studies, University of Toronto, Stalinism in West Ukraine, 1939-1953 [Support for 1 June 1995 - 30 May 1998] [$9,400]
National Council for Soviet and East European Research, 1995-1996, The Russian Archive Project (with Gregory Freeze, J. Arch Getty, and William Chase). [$45,000]
Short-Term Travel Grant, International Research and Exchanges Board, 1995. [$3,030]
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, The Roots of Ethnic Violence in West Ukraine: War and Rebellion in Galicia, 1918-1949, Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, 1994-1996 [$46,200]
Principal Investigator, Guide to Holdings in the Russian State Archive of the Russian Economy, Special Library and Information Project, IREX, 1994-1995 [$12,395]
Junior Faculty Leave, University of Rochester, 1993-1994. Postdoctoral Fellowship in Russian and Soviet Studies, 1992-1994, Joint Committee on Soviet Studies of the Social
Science Research Council [$27,000]
National Council for Soviet and East European Research, 1992-1994, The Soviet Archive Project, Principal Investigator and Project Director (with Gregory Freeze, J. Arch Getty, and William Chase) [$80,500]
Research and Development Grant, Joint Committee on Soviet Studies, Social Science Research Council, 1991-1992, The Soviet Archive Project [$7,500]
Fulbright-Hays Research Dissertation Fellowship, Moscow, USSR, August, 1989-July, 1990
International Research and Exchange (IREX) Dissertation Fellowship, Moscow, USSR, August, 1989-July, 1990
Joint Committee on Soviet Studies Dissertation Research Fellowship, Social Science Research Council, 1989-90, Declined
Whiting Fellowship in the Humanities, Yale University, 1988-89
Finalist, Excellence in Teaching Award [12 from 798 faculty], Northeastern University, 2003-2004
Quest Teaching Award, University of Rochester, 1995 [For outstanding freshman research seminar]
Skalnyi Teaching Award, University of Rochester, 1995-1996 [For teaching in the Central & East European Program]
Prize Teaching Fellowship, Yale University, 1984-85 [For outstanding teaching as a graduate instructor]
Associate, Harvard Davis Center for Russian Studies
Co-Director, Center for the Study of Russia & the Soviet Union