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Eugene M. Avrutin, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor of Jewish Studies

Division: Graduate Studies, Undergraduate Studies

Eugene Avrutin grew up in Houston, Texas, and obtained his B.A. at the University of Texas at Austin in 1996. During the 1999-2000 academic year, he was a Fulbright fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He earned his Ph.D. in Russian and Jewish history at the University of Michigan in 2004.

Professor Avrutin teaches history and Jewish studies courses at Colby College. His articles have appeared in Jewish Social Studies, Slavic Review, and Ab Imperio, and he is currently working on his first monograph entitled A Legible People: Identification Politics and Jewish Accommodation in Imperial Russia, 1772-1917