My name is Jared McBride. I received my doctorate from the history department at UCLA in 2014. My work specializes in the regions of Russia, Ukraine, and Eastern Europe in the 20th century and my research interests include borderlands studies, nationalist movements, mass violence and genocide, the Holocaust, inter-ethnic conflict, and war crimes prosecution. I’m currently completing a book manuscript based on my dissertation entitled, Webs of Violence: Occupation, Revolution, and Terror in Western Ukraine, 1941-1944 (read more here). My research has been supported by Fulbright, SSRC, and Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, among others and my academic work has been published in Carl Beck Papers, Ab Imperio, Kritika, and Slavic Review. I have published online articles with the Nation, Los Angeles Times, Tablet, Forward, Haaretz, and openDemocracy, among other venues.
In spring 2015, I was a visiting assistant professor in the history department at Columbia University where I taught two courses: a upper division seminar, Wars within a War: A History of the Second World War in Eastern Europe, and a lower division lecture course, Mass Violence in the Eastern European Borderlands, 1914-1991. In the summer of 2015, I was a visiting fellow at the Kennan Institute of the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C and for the 2015-16 academic year I was the Ben & Zelda Cohen Fellow at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. In fall 2016, I began my position as a lecturer in the history department at UCLA where I teach Eastern European and Russian history.