Leonid Trofimov

  • Senior Lecturer, History
  • Ph.D. University of Illinois at Chicago

Teaching Interests

Dr. Trofimov has taught in four countries -- Russia, Japan, the United States, and Canada. The topics and formats of his history courses have varied from core European and Russian history surveys and seminars to topical courses on the history of revolutions, world wars, and international relations. Dr. Trofimov also serves as an academic advisor to dozens of students who are pursuing Bentley University’s interdisciplinary Liberal Studies Major (Global Perspectives Concentration).

Research Interests

Dr. Trofimov's research interests focus on Russia's relations with the world. He published an article examining the activities of Soviet reporters at the Nuremberg Trial of the Nazi leadership as well as a co-edited collection of documents on Russia in war and revolution. He also contributed articles on the Russian revolution to the ABC-CLIO World History Database and to Hackett Publishers' Blog. Most recently, he co-authored a book on the global impact of the Russian revolution. He is currently working on a book that examines the myths that shaped the Russian revolution.

Consulting/Practice Interests

Dr. Trofimov has provided consulting services to companies specializing in corporate relocation to the countries of the former USSR

Bio

A native of Russia, Leonid Trofimov received his university degree from the Novosibirsk State University and his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2004.

Professional Memberships

  • American Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies 2018 - Present
  • Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies 2012 - Present
  • Awards and Honors

  • 2018, Summer Research Grant, Bentley University
  • 2016, FAC Grant, Bentley University
  • 2013, Summer Research Grant, Bentley University
  • 2013, The Deans’ Fund for International Travel Award, Bentley University
  • 2013, The Faculty Development Grant, Bentley University
  • 2012, Fellowship, Valente Center
  • 2012, Summer Research Grant, Bentley University
  • 2012, The Deans’ Fund for International Travel Award, Bentley University
  • 2012, The Faculty Development Grant, Bentley University
  • 2011, The Deans’ Fund for International Travel Award, Bentley University
  • 2011, The Faculty Development Grant, Bentley University
  • 2010, Adjunct Scholarly Research and Creative Work Award, Queen's University
  • 2008, Adjunct Scholarly Research and Creative Work Award, Queen's University
  • 2006, Adjunct Scholarly Research and Creative Work Award, Queen's University
  • 2000, Deena Allen Memorial Award, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • 1999, John Nuveen International Student Award, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • 1995, University Fellowship, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Publications

    Journal Articles


  • Trofimov, L. (2010). Soviet Reporters at the Nuremberg Trial: Agendas, Attitudes, and Encounters, 1945-46.” . Cahiers d’Histoire, (28) Winter 2010 45-70.

    Books


  • Trofimov, L. (2017). Key Moments in History series: The Russian Revolution and Its Global Impact. Hackett Publishers
  • Trofimov, L., Daly, J. W. (2009). Russia in War and Revolution, 1914-1922: A Documentary History. Cambridge, MA: Hackett Publishers

  • Book Chapters


  • Trofimov, L. (2017). “World Histories in Conversation” In , (Eds.) R. Charles Weller, ed., History: World Historians in Global Dialogue. Palgrave Macmillan

  • Book Reviews


  • Trofimov, L. (2015). [Review of the book Review of Michael David-Fox’s Showcasing the Soviet Experiment ]. History: Reviews of New Books, ( vol. 43 2015)

  • Cases


    Trofimov, L. (2010). Did Marxism Influence the Russian Revolution?ABC-CLIO, World History: The Modern Era. (Link)

    Other(s)


  • Trofimov, L., Daly, J. (2017). Teaching the Russian Revolution.
  • Trofimov, L., Daly, J. (2017). “Commemorating the Russian Revolution from Vladimir Lenin to Vladimir Putin.”. (Link)
  • Trofimov, L. (2006). Translation of James Cracraft, “Revoliutsiia Petra: zdaniia, obrazy, slova” [original: James Cracraft, "Peter's Revolution: Buildings, Images, Words"]Rossia-Rossica, OGI.
  • Presentations

  • Trofimov, L. (2017). Presented at the Wilfried Laurier University The Pogrankom Russian History Working Group Kitchener, Ontario
  • Trofimov, L. (2015). Presented at the University of Toronto The Midwest Russian History Workshop Toronto
  • Trofimov, L. (2015). Presented at the McMaster University The Pogrankom Russian History Working Group Hamilton, Ontario
  • Trofimov, L. (2015). “The Question of the Russian Revolution’s Global Impact,” ” Presented at the the International Council for East European and Eurasian Studies The 9th World Congress of the International Council for East European and Eurasian Studies Makuhari, Japan
  • Trofimov, L. (2013). “"Mission Impossible? The First Postwar Soviet Propaganda Campaign, 1946"” Presented at the University of Helsinki Russia and the World Finland
  • Trofimov, L. (2012). “Problems and Challenges of Liberal Arts Education in North America” Presented at the Novosibirsk State University Conference on Approaches to Liberal Arts Education and Research Novosibirsk, Russia
  • Trofimov, L. (2008). “"Soviet Reporters at the Nuremberg Trial, 1945-46"” Presented at the University of Chicago Midwest Russian History Workshop Chicago, IL
  • Service

    Department Service


  • Task Force Member for History Department 2018 - Present
  • Task Force Member for History Department 2016 - 2016
  • Task Force Member for History Department 2013 - 2013
  • University Service


  • Task Force Member for LSM Review Task Force 2017 - 2017
  • Professional Service


  • Conference Participant for American Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies 2018 - 2018
  • Reviewer, Book for Bloomsbury Academic Publishing 2017 - 2017
  • Reviewer, Book for Hackett Publishers 2017 - 2017
  • Reviewer, Book for Bloomsbury Academic Publishing 2016 - 2016