A History of Natural Disasters in the Soviet Union
About The Speaker — Andy Bruno
Assistant Professor in the Department of History, Northern Illinois University
Andy Bruno is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History at Northern Illinois University. He recently completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the environmental history of the Arctic at Florida State University (funded by the National Science Foundation). He earned his BA from Reed College, his MA from the European University at Saint Petersburg, and his PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research and publications concentrate on numerous aspects of the environmental history of the Soviet Union from industrial pollution to the treatment of animals. He has an article on avalanche disasters in the far north forthcoming in the journal Environmental History and a book-in-progress tentatively titled, The Nature of Soviet Power: Environment and Economy in the Far North.