Coming Soon: Human Rights

We are thrilled to announce the imminent debut of Human Rights, headed by Andrew Janco. Andrew is moving out of Russian Studies to focus on developing this new field; Russian Studies will remain under the able leadership of colleague Julia Fein. If you are interested in having your dissertation reviewed, please fill out the Review Application Form. Andrew can be reached at

Introducing Our Field Editor

andrewjancoAndrew Janco is currently a University Postdoctoral Fellow in the Human Rights Institute at the University of Connecticut.  His research focuses on the history of warfare, displacement, and human rights protections for refugees. Andrew’s dissertation, “Soviet ‘Displaced Persons’ in Europe, 1941-1951,” studies the westward migration of more than five million Soviet citizens during World War II, their experiences as postwar “displaced persons,” and eventual resettlement as refugees during the Cold War.  Andrew recently published an article in Contemporary European History on the origins of the international right of asylum, and he is currently working on articles about the concept of unnecessary suffering and a critical history of the international arms-control regime.


Image: The War: Distribution of clothing to Turkish Refugees at Shumla. The Illustrated London News, Sept 17, 1877, p. 174. WikiCommons.

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