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DENISE J. YOUNGBLOOD

Vice Provost, Faculty & Academic Affairs
Provost's Office
Phone:(802)656-4497
Email Address:Denise.Youngblood@uvm.edu
Public Relations:Lee Ann Cox (802)656-1107 leeann.cox@uvm.edu
Specialty: Russian and Soviet history, history of modern Eastern Europe, visual culture, cultural theory, history and film
Biography:Youngblood, professor of history, was formerly is vice provost for faculty and academic affairs before returning to her academic post. She joined the UVM faculty in 1988, after six years as Assistant to the Executive Director of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies. Her areas of expertise include Russian and Soviet history, the history of modern Eastern Europe, visual culture and cultural theory, and film and history. She has written extensively on Russian and Soviet cinema, including her 1999 book, "The Magic Mirror: Moviemaking in Russia, 1908-1918." She is currently a member of the AAASS Committee on the Status of Women and has been active in the Association of Women in Slavic Studies and the International Association for Media and History. She has also been review editor for the Historical Journal of Film, Radio, & Television and the Soviet & Post-Soviet Review. Her most recent academic honor is being named University Scholar in 2002. She has also won the Kroepsch-Maurice Award for Excellence in Teaching, a Presidential Fellowship to the Salzburg Seminar, and the Heldt Prize for Best Book by a Woman in Slavic Studies for her 1992 book, "Movies for the Masses: Popular Cinema and Soviet Society in the 1920s." Her scholarly work has been supported by the NEH, the ACLS, the Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies and the International Research & Exchanges Board.