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Diane P Koenker

Professor of History
Professor of Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies
Center for Global Studies

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Areas of Specialization

20th Century Russia and USSR, comparative labor and social history



  • Koenker, Diane P. Club Red: Vacation Travel and the Soviet Dream. . Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2013.
  • Koenker, Diane P. Republic of Labor: Russian Printers and Soviet Socialism, 1918-1930. . Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2005.
  • Koenker, Diane P., and Ronald Bachman. Revelations from the Russian Archives: Documents in English Translation . . Washington DC: Library of Congress , 1997.
  • Koenker, Diane P., and S.A. Smith. Notes of a Red Guard . . Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1989.
  • Koenker, Diane P., William G. Rosenberg, and Ronald G. Suny. Party, State, and Society in the Russian Civil War: Explorations in Social History . . Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1989.
  • Koenker, Diane P., and William G. Rosenberg. Strikes and Revolution in Russia, 1917 . . Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1989.
  • Koenker, Diane. Moscow Workers and the 1917 Revolution. . Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1981.

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Book Contributions

  • Koenker, Diane. ""The Proletarian Tourist in the 1930s: Between Mass Excursion and Mass Escape"." Turizm: Leisure, Travel and Nation Building in Russia, Eastern Europe, and the USSR. . Ed. Diane Koenker and Anne E. Gorsuch. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2006.

Edited Books

  • Gorsuch, Anne E., and Diane P. Koenker. The Socialist Sixties: Crossing Borders in the Second World. . Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2013.

  • Koenker, Diane, and Anne E. Gorsuch. Turizm: Leisure, Travel and Nation Building in Russia, Eastern Europe, and the USSR. . Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2006.

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Journal Articles

  • Koenker, Diane P. "Whose Right to Rest? Contesting the Family Vacation in the Postwar Soviet Union." Comparative Studies in Society and History 51.2 (2009): 401-425..
  • Koenker, Diane P. "Scripting the Revolutionary Worker Autobiography: Archetypes, Models, Inventions, and Markets." International Review of Social History 49.3 (2004): 371-400.
  • Koenker, Diane P. "Travel to Work, Travel to Play: On Russian Tourism, Travel, and Leisure." Slavic Review 62.4 (2003): 657-665.
  • Koenker, Diane P. "Fathers against Sons/Sons against Fathers: The Problem of Generations in the Early Soviet Workplace." Journal of Modern History 73 (2001): 781-810.
  • Koenker, Diane P. "Factory Tales: Narratives of Industrial Relations in the Transition to NEP." Russian Review 55.3 (1996): 384-411.
  • Koenker, Diane P. "Men against Women on the Shop Floor in Early Soviet Russia: Gender and Class in the Socialist Workplace." American Historical Review 100.5 (1995): 1438-64.
  • Koenker, Diane P., and William G. Rosenberg. "The Limits of Formal Protest: Worker Activism and Social Polarization in Petrograd and Moscow, 1917." American Historical Review 92.2 (1987): 296-326.
  • Koenker, Diane P. "Urbanization and Deurbanization in the Russian Revolution and Civil War." Journal of Modern History 57 (1985): 424-450.