Mark Tauger. Biography.

Mark Tauger was born in 1954.

Currently lives in Morgantown, West Virginia.

Education: Ph.D., History, UCLA, 1991. 

Dissertation: Commune to Kolkhoz: Soviet Collectivization and the Transformation of Communal Peasant Farming, 1930-1941.

M.A., History, UCLA, 1984.

UCLA, Middlebury College, University of Washington at Seattle, University of Leningrad: Summer intensive language programs in French, German, Russian. Also studied Ukrainian, Spanish, Italian.

Current position: West Virginia University: Associate Professor, 2000-Present; Assistant Professor, 1992-2000.

Major publications:

Forthcoming: The Struggle for Bread: Famine and Agricultural Development in Russia and the Soviet Union (under contract with Palgrave Macmillan 2011 or 2012).

Agriculture in World History (London and New York: Routledge, 2010). Monograph in the series “Themes in World History,” edited by Peter Stearns. 200pp.

Golod, Golodomor, Genotsid? (Kiev: Ezhenedel’nik 2000 and Izdatel’stvo Dovira , 2008). 430pp. This book consists of Russian translations of seven previously published articles and monographs, plus two new ones, on the 1931-1933 Soviet famine and related topics, and the political dispute over this in Ukraine.