Yanni Kotsonis

Associate Professor of History, Russian & Slavic Studies

New York University

Yanni Kotsonis was educated in Athens, Montreal, Copenhagen, London and New York. He taught in England before coming to NYU in 1994. He has pursued his interest in modern Russia through political economy and cultural history, which he expressed in his first books and in his current articles on taxation. In his teaching too he is concerned with the ways we can make intelligent comparisons between one time period and another (Imperial and Soviet Russia), and one country and another (Russia and other parts of Europe). His articles on taxation and his introduction to the book Russian Modernity reflect these interests. So does the rage of courses he teaches and the variety of topics researched by his PhD students: Siberia, Harbin, and Soviet Roma.