Tarik Amar

Assistant Professor of History

Columbia University

Heyman Center Fellow 2016-17

Tarik Cyril Amar, Assistant Professor, works on the history of the Soviet Union, Russia, Ukraine and, more generally, East Central Europe. His interests include urban history, the history of memory, nationalism, political mass violence and genocide, the Second World War in Europe, and authoritarian forms of socialism.

His dissertation "The Making of Soviet Lviv" has focused on the often violent twentieth-century transformations of a borderland city also known as Lwów, Lvov, and Lemberg. Currently researching the Soviet television series “Seventeen Moments of Spring,” he is also working on a political and cultural history of Soviet and other Cold War narratives and representations of spying, secrecy, and multiple identities.