Zachary Hoffman

Zachary Hoffman

Post-Doctoral Research Associate

New Cabell Hall 321
Office Hours: Wed and Thurs, 10:00-11:30am

Field & Specialties

Modern Russia
East Asia
Nations and Nationalism
Popular Culture


Ph.D., University of Virginia, 2017

  • Dissertation: "Orienting the Empire: Russian Identity and East Asian Imperialism in the Conservative Press, 1894-1905"

M.A., History, Miami University 2010

  • Thesis: "Neither This Ancient Eart Nor Ancient Rus' Has Passed On: A Microhistorical Biography of Ivan Bunin"

B.A., History with International Studies Minor and Certificate in East Asian Studies, Shippensburg University 2006


"Subversive Patriotism: Aleksei Suvorin, Novoe Vremia, and Right-Wing Nationalism during the Russo-Japanese War," Ab Imperio 1 (2018): 69-100

Awards & Honors

Albert Gallatin Graduate Research Fellowship, Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation, 2015

International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX) Individual Advanced Research Opportunity Fellowship, 2014

Dumas Malone Graduate Research Fellowship, Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation, 2014

Buckner W. Clay Endowment for the Humanities Summer Research Grant, Institute of the Humanities and Global Cultures, 2013

Fellowship for Study in Russian Language at Indiana University Summer Workshop in Slavic and East European Languages, Title VIII Program for Research and Training in Eastern Europe and Eurasia, 2011

Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies Travel Grant for Study Abroad in Russia, Miami University, 2009

Courses Taught

University of Virginia, Department of History and College of Arts and Sciences

            A History of Fake News

            Revolutions: Past, Present, and Future

Western Civilization II, Europe Since 1500: Person, Nation, and Empire


Piedmont Virginia Community College, Division of Fine Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Western Civilization II, Europe Since 1648


University of Virginia, Department of History (as teaching assistant)

            Modern China

            Russian History Since 1917

            Revolutionary France

Religion in Europe Since 1789

            Russian History, Peter the Great to Lenin

            European History Since 1945