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Petrov, Victor

Assistant Professor of History

University of Tennessee-Knoxville, United States


Max Weber alumnus

Department of History and Civilization

Cohort(s): 2017/2018

Ph.D. Institution

Columbia University, United States


Victor Petrov is defending his PhD at Columbia University in September 2017, where he is working on the dissertation 'A Cyber-Socialism at Home and Abroad: Bulgarian Modernisation, Computers, and the World 1967-1989'.His work examines the creation of the communist world's largest electronic industry, its impact on domestic social and economic thinking, and its global links across both the Iron Curtain and the Global South. Based on Bulgarian, Indian, and Russian archives and interviews, this work links a small country to the global history of the information age. Stemming from this, he is interested in the international history of the Cold War, the modern Balkans, histories of technology, international development, and political economy.At the EUI he will be developing this work further, while also working closely with the PanEur1970s project on the competing models of European integration.He has taught undergraduate courses in Russian, Soviet and post-1945 European history.
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