...is Senior Lecturer (Universitair Docent - 1) of East European Studies. He teaches BA and MA level courses on Russian, Central Asian, and Cold War history.
Artemy's latest book, Laboratory of Socialist Development: Cold War Politics and Decolonization in Soviet Tajikistan, focused on the politics and practices of development in Soviet Central Asia and places the Soviet experiment in a global context. Too often, the Soviet Union is seen as somehow isolated from developments elsewhere in the twentieth century, while Central Asia is often studied in isolation from the USSR and the wider world. Connecting high politics and intellectual debates with the life histories and experiences of peasants, workers, scholars, and engineers, Laboratory of Socialist Development shows how these men and women negotiated Soviet economic and cultural projects in the decades following Stalin’s death. This book explores a number of themes relevant to all aspects of Soviet history, including economic development, the welfare state, subjectivity, anti-colonial politics, and the politics of knowledge. A Veni grant from the Dutch Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) made it possible to spend extended periods of time traveling and living in the region and in Russia, conducting archival research and collecting oral histories. Articles based on this research have appeared or will appear in Ab Imperio (2013), Asiatische Studien (2015), Kritika (2016), and Cahiers du Monde Russe (2017).
Artemy is also the author of A Long Goodbye: The Soviet Withdrawal from Afghanistan (Harvard University Press, 2011), and co-editor with Sergey Radchenko, of The End of the Cold War and the Third World (Routledge: 2011), as well as the Routledge Handbook of Cold War Studies with Craig Daigle (2014). More recently, he co-edited, with Michael Kemper, Reassessing Orientalism: Interlocking Orientologies in the Cold War Era (2015) and Reconsidering Stagnation: Ideology and Exchange in the Brezhnev Era (Lexington, 2016), with Dina Fainberg.
Artemy's academic work has appeared in the Journal of Cold War Studies, Cold War History, and a number of edited collections. His writing has also been published in Foreign Policy, National Journal, Foreign Affairs, and the Washington Post.
Artemy has a PhD and an MA from the LSE in International History and a BA from the George Washington University.