Charles R. Steinwedel

Chair, Department of History, College of Arts and Sciences, Northeastern Illinois University

Academic Bio


Russian, Soviet and post-Soviet history; Eastern Europe in the Twentieth Century; Europe 1871-1919; and graduate courses on the Russian Revolution and European Empires.

Courses Taught

Hist 111B: World History: The West, 1500 - Present

Hist 305: Europe in the Age of Imperialism, 1871 - 1919

Hist 314A: Russian History from the Varangians to 1855

Hist 314B: Russian and Soviet History, 1855 - Present

Hist 308: Human Rights in History, Literature, and Law

Research Interests

Empire, nationality, and religion in late imperial Russia; Sugar and Power in Late Imperial Russia


Coumbia University, History, Ph.D., 1999

Selected Publications

Threads of Empire: Loyalty and Tsarist Authority in Bashkiria, 1552-1917 (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2016).