Steven Usitalo

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Steven Usitalo
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Professor of History/Department Chair

College of Arts and Sciences
College of Arts and Sciences
History and Social Sciences
B.A., University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Master’s Program (certificate received), University of Helsinki
M.A., Carleton University

Ph.D., McGill University


Dr. Steven Usitalo is a specialist in Russian and Soviet history, the history of science, and the history of film. A recipient of several research grants, Dr. Usitalo has co-edited an anthology on Russian history and published a monograph on the Russian polymath Mikhail Lomonosov. His research focuses on Russian/Soviet and Armenian film, and on curiosity and collecting - specifically, the development of Russia’s first museum in the early eighteenth century. Dr. Usitalo earned a B.A. in history from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor; completed the master's program (certificate received) in political history from the University of Helsinki; earned an M.A in Soviet and East European studies from Carleton University; and received a Ph.D. in history from McGill University.


Courses Taught at Northern State University

HIST 122  Western Civilization II

HIST 256  Modern World History

HIST 313  The Middle East

HIST 329  The French Revolution and Napoleon

HIST 330  Nineteenth Century Europe

HIST 420  Twentieth-Century Europe  

HIST 443  Imperial Russia    

HIST 444  Twentieth-Century Russia              

HIST 470  The Second World War

HIST 485  History of Genocide in the Modern Era

HIST 492   Amerika through Soviet Eyes

HIST 492  Introduction to Japanese Film

HIST 492  The Ottoman Empire and the Caucasus

HIST 492  War, Nationalism, and Terrorism