Position: Associate Professor
Field: 19th Century, 20th Century, Social, Political
Region: Europe & Russia
Office: 247 Old Horticulture
Office Hours: Wednesday 10:00-12:00
Phone: (517) 884-4925
MATTHEW PAULY (Ph.D., Indiana University), Associate Professor.
Professor Matthew Pauly is a historian of Ukraine, Eastern Europe, & Russia. He holds interests in the histories of nationalism and national identity, childhood and youth, education, philanthropy, and medicine. At Michigan State, he is a core faculty member of the Center for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies and Peace and Justice Studies. He is an affiliate faculty member of The Michael and Elaine Serling Institute for Jewish Studies and Modern Israel.
Pauly is currently engaged in the writing of two books: (1) a textbook, “Traversing Europe: Key Moments in 20th-Century History,” and (2) a research monograph, “City of Children: Juvenile Poverty, Crime, and Salvation in Odesa.” The latter project investigates the impulse of Odesa’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 under Soviet rule. 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 advisory board of H-Ukraine. He is a member of the Shevchenko Scientific Society in the U.S. and a former member of the editorial board of Problemy istoriï Ukraïny (Institute of History of Ukraine, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine).
Pauly has received fellowships and grants from the U.S. Scholar Fulbright Program, International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX), Social Science Research Council (SSRC), American Councils for International Education (ACTR/ACCELS), Canadian Foundation for Ukrainian Studies (CFUS), the Shevchenko Scientific Society in the U.S.A (NTSh), and the U.S. Department of Education’s Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Program. Pauly was also a U. S. Department of State Fascell Fellow at the American Embassy in Kyiv, Ukraine and reported on human rights and the rule of law.
CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS
“City of Children: Juvenile Poverty, Crime, and Salvation in Odesa, 1892–1941″
“Traversing Europe: Key Moments in 20th-Century History,” under contract with Bloomsbury Press
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. “Curative Mythmaking: Children’s Bodies, Medical Knowledge, and the Frontier of Health in Early Soviet Odesa,” East/West: Journal of Ukrainian Studies, forthcoming 2022.
Pauly, Matthew D. “Symon Petliura, the Ukrainian People’s Republic, and National Commemoration in Contemporary Ukraine” in The Burden of the Past, edited by Anna Wylegała and Małgorzata Głowacka-Grajper. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2020.
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, 2017.
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.