College of Arts and Sciences

Department of History


Faculty - Denise J. Youngblood

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Denise J. Youngblood, Professor

  • Ph.D., Stanford, 1980; Professor
  • C.V.
Area of expertise

Russian and Soviet history, the history of modern east-central and southeastern Europe, visual culture, film and history, and cultural globalization.

Contact Information
Email: Denise J. Youngblood

Phone: (802) 656-4497

Office Hours, Location and Class Schedule

Prior to joining the UVM faculty in 1988, Professor Youngblood was the Assistant to the Executive Director of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies. At UVM, she has also served as department chair, 1999-2003, and as Vice Provost for Faculty & Academic Affairs, 2003-05.

She has written extensively on Russian and Soviet cinema including six books: Cinematic Cold War: The American and Soviet Struggle for Hearts and Minds (University Press of Kansas, 2010) with Tony Shaw; Russian War Films: On the Cinema Front, 1914-2005 (University Press of Kansas, 2007), which has been named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2007; Repentance: A Companion Guide (I.B. Tauris, 2001, with Josephine Woll); The Magic Mirror: Moviemaking in Russia, 1908-1918 (University of Wisconsin Press, 1999); Movies for the Masses: Popular Cinema and Soviet Society in the 1920s (Cambridge University Press, 1992), and Soviet Cinema in the Silent Era, 1918-1935 (University of Texas Press, 1991). Her articles have appeared in the American Historical Review, the Historical Journal of Film, Radio & Television, the Russian Review, and Film & History as well as in numerous anthologies.

She serves on the editorial boards of the Historical Journal of Film, Radio & Television, Russian Life, and New Academia Publishing. Recent national professional service includes the Professional Division of the AHA and the Committee on Status of Women of the AAASS. Among her many academic honors are the University Scholar Award, the Kroepsch Maurice Prize for Excellence in Teaching, a Presidential Fellowship to the Salzburg Seminar, the Heldt Prize for Best Book by a Woman in Slavic Studies (for Movies for the Masses), and grants from the ACLS, IREX, NEH, and the Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies.


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