Professor, Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, Wesleyan University
Peter Rutland is a Professor of Government at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, where he has taught since 1989. He previously taught at the University of Texas, Austin and the University of London. He has a BA from Oxford and a PhD from the University of York in the UK. He has been a Fulbright Fellow at the European University in St. Petersburg and Sophia University in Tokyo. From 1995-97, he was assistant director of the Open Media Research Institute in Prague.
He is the author of The Myth of the Plan (1984) and The Politics of Industrial Stagnation in the Soviet Union (1991), and editor of Business and State in Contemporary Russia (2001). His current research topics include oil and national identity and the role of identity politics in the failure of democracy in Russia. He had been editor-in-chief of Nationalities Papers from April 2013 through December 2018. He is currently an associate editor of the Russian Review. He blogs about nationalism at: http://nationalismwatch.wordpress.com/.