Joshua A. Sanborn

joshua sanborn
  • Professor, Department of History, Lafayette College

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Joshua Sanborn is the David M. ’70 and Linda Roth Professor of History at Lafayette College (Pennsylvania, USA). He is the author of Drafting the Russian Nation: Military Conscription, Total War, and Mass Politics, 1905-1925 (NIU/Cornell UP, 2003) and Imperial Apocalypse: The Great War and the Destruction of the Russian Empire (Oxford UP, 2014). His most recent co-authored work is Gender, Sex, and the Shaping of Modern Europe: A History from the French Revolution to the Present Day (with co-author Annette Timm) which just came out in a revised and expanded third edition from Bloomsbury in 2022. He is currently writing a book on culture, politics, and Cold War communities entitled Spies, Scientists, and the Cold War Imagination: How Fiction Shaped a Culture of Conflict. He has been supported by fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Davis Center at Princeton University, and the Imre Kertész Kolleg in Jena, Germany.