Position: Associate Professor
Field: 9th Century, 20th Century, Cultural, Diplomatic, Political, Social
Region: Europe & Russia
Office: 247 Old Horticulture
Office Hours: Wednesday 10:00-12:00
Phone: (517) 884-4925
MATTHEW PAULY (Ph.D., Indiana University) is an associate professor in the Department of History, Michigan State University.
Pauly was a U. S. Department of State Fascell Fellow at the American Embassy in Kiev (Kyiv), Ukraine and has received fellowships and grants from the U.S. Department of Education’s Foreign Language and Area Studies Program (FLAS), Social Science Research Council (SSRC), American Councils for International Education (ACTR/ACCELS), International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX), Canadian Foundation for Ukrainian Studies (CFUS), and the Shevchenko Scientific Society in the U.S.A (NTSh). He is the author of Breaking the Tongue: Language, Education, and Power in Soviet Ukraine (University of Toronto Press: Toronto, 2014) as well as numerous articles, essays, and reviews on early Soviet nationalities policy and the intersection between national identity, education, and childhood in late imperial Russia and the Soviet Union. He is a member of the editorial board of Problemy istoriï Ukraïny (Institute of History of Ukraine, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine).
Professor Pauly recently received a 2015–16 U.S. Scholar Fulbright research grant for research on a book project entitled, “City of Children: Juvenile Poverty, Crime, and Salvation in Odessa, 1881–1940.” The book investigates the impulse of Odessa’s citizens to care for marginalized children at the turn of the twentieth century and the ways in which children’s welfare institutions and programs were simultaneously maintained and transformed as a result of the 1917 October Revolution.
Pauly holds interests in the histories of childhood and youth, education, nationalism and national identity, and human rights and is a regular commentator on historical and contemporary events in Ukraine, Eastern Europe, and Russia. At Michigan State, he is a core faculty member of the Center for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies and Peace and Justice Studies, an affiliate faculty member of the Jewish Studies Program, and a co-leader of the Childhood and Youth Studies Working Group. He is also a team member of a Science and Society at State (S3) grant project—Youth at Risk: Understanding Controversies Related to Children, Environment, and Scientific Research.
CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECT
“City of Children: Juvenile Poverty, Crime, and Salvation in Odessa, 1880-1940”
Pauly, Matthew D. Breaking the Tongue: Language, Education, and Power in Soviet Ukraine, 1923-1934. [University of Toronto Press, 2014]
Journal Articles/Book Chapters
Pauly, Matthew D. “The Troubled Commemoration of Symon Petliura,” Memory in Ukraine, New York: Berghahn Books, Forthcoming
Pauly, Matthew D. “For the People: Imagining Ukrainian Teachers as Public Servants, 1905-1925.” In Rethinking the Russian Revolution as Historical Divide: Tradition, Rupture, and Modernity, edited by Matthias Neumann and Andy Willimott. New York: Routledge, Forthcoming
Pauly, Matthew D. “‘Odesa-Lektionen’: Die Ukrainisierung der Schule, der Behörden und der nationalen Identität in einer nicht-ukrainischen Stadt in den 1920er Jahren [‘Odesa Lessons’: The Ukrainization of Schooling, Soviet Provincial Authority, and National Identity in a Non-Ukrainian City].” In Die Ukraine. Prozesse der Nationsbildung, edited by Andreas Kappeler, 309-318. Köln, Wien: Böhlau Verlag, 2011.
Pauly, Matthew D. “‘Odes’ki lektsii’: ukrainizatsiia shkoly, ustanov, ta natsional’noi identichnosti v ne-ukrains’komu misti v 1920-kh rr. [‘Odesa Lessons’: The Ukrainization of Schooling, Soviet Provincial Authority, and National Identity in a Non-Ukrainian City].” In Ukraina. Protsesy natsiotvorennia, edited by Andreas Kappeler and Volodymyr Masliychuk, 298-306. Kyiv: K.I.S., 2011. [Ukrainian version]
Pauly, Matthew D. “Teaching Place, Assembling the Nation: Local Studies in Soviet Ukrainian Schools during the 1920s.” History of Education 39, no. 1 (2010): 75-93.
Pauly, Matthew D. “Tending to the ‘Native Word’: Teachers and the Soviet Campaign for Ukrainian-Language Schooling, 1923-1930.” Nationalities Papers 37, no. 3 (2009): 251-76.
Pauly, Matthew D. “Soviet Polonophobia and the Formulation of Nationalities Policy in the Ukrainian SSR, 1927-34.” In Polish Encounters, Russian Identity, edited by David Ransel and Bozena Shallcross, 172-188. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2005.