Department of History

Department of History
Department of History

Ana Siljak Siljak.jpg

Associate Professor
Russian and East European History 


Phone: 613-533-6000, ext: 74355
Fax: 613-533-6298
Office: Watson Hall 203



Ph.D., Harvard University,1997


Previously taught at Northwestern University, University of Chicago.

Courses Taught


The Balkans in Modern Times; History of Terrorism; History of Imperial Russia; Russian Literature and Politics: Revolution, Radicalism, Terrorism; History of European Civilization; Power, Identity, and Resistance

Major Publications

Angel of Vengeance: The "Girl Assassin," the Governor of St. Petersburg, and Russia's Revolutionary World (New York: St. Martin's Press, 2008).

"The Trial of Vera Zasulich," in Ben Whisenhunt and Steven Usitalo, eds., New Directions in Russian History (Routledge, forthcoming).

Editor, Redrawing Nations: Ethnic Cleansing in East-Central Europe, 1944-1948, with Philipp Ther (Boulder, CO: Rowman & Littlefield, 2001).

Editor, The New York Times 20th Century in Review: The Balkans (Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, 2001).

"Between East and West: Hegel and the Origins of the Russian Dilemma," Journal of the History of Ideas, Vol. 62, No. 2 (April 2001), pp. 335-358.

Christianity, Science, and Progress in Sergei M. Solov'evs History of Russia,in Thomas Sanders, ed. Historiography of Imperial Russia: The Profession and Writing of History in a Multinational State (Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe Press, 1999), pp. 215-238.