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John P. Farrell, PhD


Dr. John Farrell

Office: Social Science 117 


Office Phone: 559-278-2153


Ph.D. – University of California, Davis (2004)
M.A. – California State University, Fresno (1995)
B.A. – California State University, Fresno (1991)

Fall 2023

Course Days/Times
HIST 9 - Russian/Eurasian Civilizations MWF 12:00 - 12:50 pm
HIST 12 - American History from 1877 MWF 8:00 - 8:50 am
HIST 12 - American History from 1877  MWF 9:00 - 9:50 am
HIST 12 - American History from 1877  TTH 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
HIST 132 - Revolutionary Europe MWF 10:00 - 10:50 am

Spring 2024

Course Days/Times

  • Historical and Cultural Preservation
  • Memory Studies
  • 20th Century Russia
  • Politics of Culture

Articles and Book Chapters:

Book review in Canadian Journal of History, Vol. XLVII, Autumn 2012, 446-8, on The Minsk Ghetto 1941-43: Jewish Resistance and Soviet Internationalism, by Barbara Epstein. (UC Press, 2008)

Book review in Canadian Journal of History, Vol. XLII, winter 2007, 518f, on Suicide and the Body Politic in Imperial Russia, by Susan K. Morrissey. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006). 

“If These Stones Could Only: Historical and Cultural Preservation in a Soviet Setting, 1955-66,” Ph.D. Dissertation, University of California, Davis (2004).

Contributor, Del Testa, David, et al. Global History: Cultural Encounters from Antiquity to the Present. 4 vols. New York: M.E. Sharpe, 2004. “The Cold War,” “The Modernization of Turkey,” “The Ecumenical Movement,” “The Soviet Union and the Communist International.”

“Ilya Ehrenburg as a Dissenter.” M.A. Thesis, California State University, Fresno (1995). 

Contributor, Whitters, Mark F., Jiu-Hwa Lo Upshur, eds. The Encyclopedia of World History. New York: Golson Books, “Golden Bull, 1356”

Contributor, Millar, James. Encyclopedia of Russian History. 4 vols. New York: MacMillan, 2003. “Dmitrii Sergeevich Likhachev,” “Ilya Grigorievich Ehrenburg.”

Conference Papers:

"Local Memory Sites as National Memory in a Soviet Setting," at "Memory from Transdisciplinary Perspectives: Agency, Practices, Mediations," conference at the Research Center of Culture and Communication, University of Tartu, Estonia, January 11-14, 2007.

"Organizing Memory: Historical and Cultural Preservation Organs after Stalin," AAASS National Convention, 2006, Washington, D.C.

"Professional Architects: Historical and Cultural Preservationists and Identity after Stalin," AAASS National Convention, 2003, Toronto, Canada.

"Monuments, Memory, and Modernism: The Significance of Russian National Monuments in a Soviet Setting," 12th Annual Front Range Symposium in Art History, 2003, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado.

"Social Memory in a Monumental Soviet Context," 7th Annual UC Irvine History and Theory Conference, 2003, Irvine, California.

"When the Local is the Center: Moscow Intelligenty and the All-Russian Society for the Preservation of Monuments," AAASS National Convention, 2002, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

"Theorizing Social Memory," Conference on Modern History in Global Perspective: Rethinking Orientalism, Colonialism, and Identity, 1998, UC Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California.


  • US History to 1877
  • US History from 1865
  • Western Civilization 1600 to Present
  • Modern European Intellectual History
  • 19th Century Europe
  • 20th Century Europe
  • Modern European Cultural History
  • Russia to 1917
  • Russia from 1900
  • Historical Research and Methods