Professor Emeritus of Political Science and Preston R. Tisch Professor Emeritus of Judaic Studies, University of Michigan
Zvi Gitelman is Professor Emeritus of Political Science and Preston Tisch Professor Emeritus of Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan. He has been a visiting professor at the Hebrew University, Tel Aviv University, Central European University (Budapest) and the Russian State University for the Humanities (Moscow). Gitelman has been a fellow at Harvard, Oxford, University of Pennsylvania, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Yad Vashem Institute, and Institutes for Advanced Study (Princeton, Hebrew University).
He is the author or editor of 17 books about Soviet, East European and Israeli politics, the most recent of which are Jewish Identities in Postcommunist Russia and Ukraine: an Uncertain Ethnicity (2012) and The New Jewish Diaspora: Russian-speaking Immigrants in Israel, the U.S. and Germany (2016). His book A Century of Ambivalence: The Jews of Russia and the Soviet Union (2001) has been translated into Japanese and Russian.
Gitelman’s current research is on World War Two and the Holocaust in the Soviet Union and on the politicization of history. He serves on the Board of Directors of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee and the Academic Committee of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Gitelman is associate editor of the journal Holocaust and Genocide Studies.
Jewish Nationality and Soviet Politics (Princeton University Press, 1972),
“The Politics of Socialist Restoration in Hungary and Czechoslovakia,” Comparative Politics XIII, 2 (January, 1981)
(with Wayne DiFranceisco) “Soviet Political Culture and ‘Covert Participation’ in Policy Implementation,” American Political Science Review, Vol. 78, No.3 (September 1984)
A Century of Ambivalence: The Jews of Russia and the Soviet Union (Schocken, 1988; Indiana, 2001)
Jewish Identities in Postcommunist Russia and Ukraine: an Uncertain Ethnicity (Cambridge University Press, 2012)
Editor and Contributor, The New Jewish Diaspora: Russian-speaking Immigrants in the United States, Israel and Germany (Rutgers University Press, 2016)