Professor of the Practice
Paul T. Christensen received his B.A. in Political Science and Russian Studies from the University of Washington, Seattle; and his M.A./Ph.D. in Politics from Princeton University. Professor Christensen taught at Syracuse University and Princeton University before coming to Boston College in 2001. His particular interests are Russian domestic politics, with a particular interest in social movements and civil society; the comparative study of social movements; and globalization and its implications for democracy and civil society development. He is currently working on a book project titled Semi-Peripheral Globalization, Social Movements, and the State in Post-Communist Russia.
Editor, English language edition, The Unknown Primakov, (Moscow: ZAO Publishing house Rossiyskaya gazeta, AIRO-XXI, 2016).
“Russia as Semiperiphery: Political Economy, the State and Society in the Contemporary World System,” in Neil Robinson, ed., The Political Economy of Russia (Plymouth: Roman & Littlefield, 2013)
Russia: A History of the Twentieth Century, (Moscow: Media Press, AIRO-XXI, 2009), editor and translator of English edition
Russia’s Workers in Transition: Labor, Management, and the State Under Gorbachev and Yeltsin, October 1999, Northern Illinois University Press
Verraten in Gorki. Die Tragodie der auslandischen Arbeiter in den sowjetischen Autowerken in Gorki. Victor G. Reuther, miteiner Einleitung und Anmerkungen von Paul T. Christensen, Bonn,Verlag J. H. W. Dietz Nachf., 2002