About Nina Bogdan
Nina Bogdan is a PhD student focusing on the history of early twentieth century Russian-American relations and Eastern European immigration to the United States. She has re-entered the world of academia after many years of government work as a Russian Language Analyst and, more recently, as a freelance translator and business owner.
In her early academic career, Nina earned an M.A. in Political Science from UC Davis (1990). Her MA thesis examined selected intelligence problems in a comparative study of the origins and structure of the CIA and KGB. It was recommended for publication but the dissolution of the USSR demanded revisions immediately upon completion and she never did get to it.
Areas of Study
Late nineteenth century and early twentieth century Russian-American relations; Native American studies; Eastern European immigration experiences to the U.S., particularly in the interwar period.
2011-2015: Researcher/translator for Robert W. Cherny, Professor emeritus of History, San Francisco State University, for his forthcoming book on Victor Arnautoff, a Russian emigre artist; working title: Victor Arnautoff and the Politics of Art (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, in press, slated for publication in spring 2017).
2015: Technical Consultant at the Drachman Institute, College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture on project: "Developing an Historic Ecclesiastical Landscape Study for Russian America from approximately 1840 to 1920" for the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
M.A., History, University of Arizona, 2016
M.A., Political Science, UC Davis, 1990
B.A., International Relations, San Francisco State Univerisity, 1984
B.A., Russian Language and Literature, San Francisco State University, 1984
Fall 2016: U.S. History and Institutions since 1877
Spring 2016: The Making of American Cultures 1600-1877
Fall 2015: World History to 1500