Dan Giblin specializes in the Soviet Union, Russia, and military history. He earned a B.S.B.A. from Creighton University, M.A.s from European University in St. Petersburg and UMass-Boston, and his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He teaches courses on World Civilization, World Military History, and the Cold War.
Giblin’s research explores the methods the Soviet leadership employed to mobilize the local peasantry to construct a variety of military installations in preparation for the Battle of Kursk, the largest tank battle in history and, arguably, the turning point of the war against Hitler. This project tells the story of how the Kursk Communist Party leadership and three Soviet army groups coordinated myriad construction projects that were ultimately crucial to the Soviet victory. In so doing it sheds light on the dynamic relationship between the state and citizenry in wartime.
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Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
M.A.s European University in St. Petersburg
M.A. University Mass-Boston
B.S.B.A. Creighton University
Research Interests: Modern Europe, War and Society, Russia/Soviet Union