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Stephen Frank


ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR


Contact Information

Email    FRANK@HISTORY.UCLA.EDU
Office  5345 Bunche Hall
Phone  310-825-1921
Stephen P. Frank was born in Cambridge, New York––of Grandma Moses fame––and lived for many years in the internationally known resort center of Hoosick Falls.

Skipping quickly ahead, in 1978, having largely survived dangerous encounters with polyester, bad hair styles, and strange lifestyles found only in upstate New York, he received his B.A. degree in history and political science at the State University of New York, Plattsburg. For reasons still unexplained he then undertook graduate training in Russian and Soviet history at Brown University, and was awarded the Ph.D. degree in 1987 upon completion of his dissertation, affectionately known among family members as "that big paper." While at Brown he also specialized in European social and economic history under Philip Benedict and Joan Scott, as well as the sociology of development and peasant studies with Peter Evans.

Frank began teaching Russian, Soviet and European history at Boston University in 1987, moved on to the University of California, Riverside in 1990, and came to UCLA in 1993, mainly for the cleaner air. He has taught lecture courses on all periods of Russian history, western civilization, European and world history, and seminars on a range of topics that include the social history of imperial Russia, Revolutionary Russia (1905-21), European popular culture, and crime and punishment in Europe.

Stephen has received research grants from IREX, the Social Sciences Research Council, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Woodrow Wilson Center's Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies. His publications include articles on rural popular culture, rural crime and justice, and representations of women and crime in Imperial Russia. He has co-edited (with Ben Eklof) The World of the Russian Peasant: Post-Emancipation Society and Culture and (with Mark Steinberg) Cultures in Flux: Lower-Class Values, Practices and Resistance in Late Imperial Russia. His book, Crime, Cultural Conflict, and Justice in Rural Russia, 1856-1914 was published in 2000 by University of California Press, and has receiving multiple glowing reviews that have nothing whatsoever to do with radiation. Frank's current research entails a study of popular festivity, violence, and social reform in the Russian countryside from the early 19th century to the 1920s.

Research

Russian History; Peasant Studies; European Social History; Popular Culture; Crime. 

Current Courses by Term

2016 Fall Quarter

History of Russia: Imperial Russia from Peter the Great to Nicholas II

Capstone Seminar: History -- Europe

Previous Courses by Term

2015 Fall Quarter

Capstone Seminar: History -- Europe

2015 Spring Quarter

History of Russia: Imperial Russia from Peter the Great to Nicholas II

Capstone Seminar: History -- Europe

2014 Fall Quarter

History of Modern Europe: Bourgeois Century, 1815 to 1914

Capstone Seminar: History -- Europe

2014 Spring Quarter

History of Modern Europe: Bourgeois Century, 1815 to 1914

Capstone Seminar: History -- Europe

2014 Winter Quarter

History of Russia: Culture and Society in Imperial Russia

2013 Fall Quarter

History of Russia: Imperial Russia from Peter the Great to Nicholas II

2013 Spring Quarter

History of Modern Europe: Bourgeois Century, 1815 to 1914

Capstone Seminar: History -- Europe

2012 Fall Quarter

Introduction to Western Civilization: Circa 1715 to Present

History of Russia: Imperial Russia from Peter the Great to Nicholas II

2012 Spring Quarter

History of Modern Europe: Bourgeois Century, 1815 to 1914

Capstone Seminar: History -- Europe

2011 Fall Quarter

Introduction to Western Civilization: Circa 1715 to Present

History of Russia: Imperial Russia from Peter the Great to Nicholas II

2011 Summer Session

Capstone Seminar: History -- Europe

2011 Spring Quarter

Introduction to Western Civilization: Circa 1715 to Present

Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

History of Modern Europe: Bourgeois Century, 1815 to 1914

2010 Fall Quarter

History of Russia: Imperial Russia from Peter the Great to Nicholas II

Capstone Seminar: History -- Europe

2010 Summer Session

Introduction to Western Civilization: Circa 1715 to Present

History of Russia: Revolutionary Russia and Soviet Union

2010 Spring Quarter

Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

History of Russia: Culture and Society in Imperial Russia

Capstone Seminar: History -- Europe

2009 Fall Quarter

Introduction to Western Civilization: Circa 1715 to Present

History of Russia: Imperial Russia from Peter the Great to Nicholas II

2009 Summer Session

Undergraduate Variable Topics Research Seminars: History -- Europe

2009 Spring Quarter

Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

History of Modern Europe: Bourgeois Century, 1815 to 1914

Undergraduate Variable Topics Research Seminars: History -- Europe

2008 Fall Quarter

Introduction to Western Civilization: Circa 1715 to the Present

History of Russia: Imperial Russia from Peter the Great to Nicholas II

2008 Summer Session

Introduction to Western Civilization: Circa 1715 to the Present

2008 Winter Quarter

Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

History of Russia: Imperial Russia from Peter the Great to Nicholas II

2007 Spring Quarter

Introduction to Western Civilization: Circa 1715 to the Present

Undergraduate Variable Topics Seminars: Europe

2006 Fall Quarter

Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

History of Russia: Imperial Russia from Peter the Great to Nicholas II

Topics in History: Russia/Eastern Europe

2006 Summer Session

Introduction to Western Civilization: Circa 1715 to the Present

2006 Spring Quarter

Introduction to Western Civilization: Circa 1715 to the Present

Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

Undergraduate Variable Topics Seminars: Europe

2006 Winter Quarter

History of Russia: Imperial Russia from Peter the Great to Nicholas II

Undergraduate Variable Topics Seminars: Europe

2005 Summer Session

History of Modern Europe: Bourgeois Century, 1815 to 1914

2005 Spring Quarter

Introduction to Western Civilization: Circa 1715 to the Present

Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

Undergraduate Variable Topics Seminars: Europe

2005 Winter Quarter

Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

History of Russia: Imperial Russia from Peter the Great to Nicholas II

Undergraduate Variable Topics Seminars: Europe

2004 Summer Session

Undergraduate Seminar: Europe

2004 Spring Quarter

Introduction to Western Civilization: Circa 1715 to the Present

Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

Undergraduate Seminar: Europe

2004 Winter Quarter

History of Russia: Imperial Russia from Peter the Great to Nicholas II

Undergraduate Seminar: Europe

2003 Summer Session

History of Russia: Revolutionary Russia and the Soviet Union

2003 Spring Quarter

History of Modern Europe: Bourgeois Century, 1815 to 1914

2002 Fall Quarter

Introduction to Western Civilization: Circa 1715 to the Present

2002 Summer Session

History of Russia: Revolutionary Russia and the Soviet Union

2002 Spring Quarter

History of Modern Europe: Bourgeois Century, 1815 to 1914

Advanced Historiography: Europe

2002 Winter Quarter

Topics in Russian History: Imperial Russia

2001 Fall Quarter

Undergraduate Seminar

2001 Summer Session

Introduction to Western Civilization: Circa 1715 to the Present

2000 Summer Session

History of Modern Europe: Bourgeois Century, 1815 to 1914

History of Russia: Revolutionary Russia and the Soviet Union

2000 Spring Quarter

History of Modern Europe: Bourgeois Century, 1815 to 1914

2000 Winter Quarter

History of Russia: Imperial Russia from Peter the Great to Nicholas II

1999 Fall Quarter

Undergraduate Seminar

1999 Summer Session

Introduction to Western Civilization: Circa 1715 to the Present

History of Russia: Revolutionary Russia and the Soviet Union

1999 Spring Quarter

History of Modern Europe: Bourgeois Country, 1815 to 1914

1999 Winter Quarter

Introduction to Historical Practice

History of Russia: Imperial Russia from Peter the Great to Nicholas II

1998 Fall Quarter

Undergraduate Seminar

1998 Spring Quarter
1998 Winter Quarter

Previous Courses by Course

HIST 121D
History of Modern Europe: Bourgeois Century, 1815 to 1914

2015 Fall Quarter

2014 Fall Quarter

2014 Spring Quarter

2013 Spring Quarter

2012 Spring Quarter

2011 Spring Quarter

2009 Spring Quarter

2005 Summer Session

HIST 191C
Capstone Seminar: History -- Europe

2015 Fall Quarter

2015 Spring Quarter

2014 Fall Quarter

2014 Spring Quarter

2013 Spring Quarter

2012 Spring Quarter

2011 Summer Session

2010 Fall Quarter

2010 Spring Quarter

HIST 127B
History of Russia: Imperial Russia from Peter the Great to Nicholas II

2015 Spring Quarter

2013 Fall Quarter

2012 Fall Quarter

2011 Fall Quarter

2010 Fall Quarter

2009 Fall Quarter

2008 Fall Quarter

2008 Winter Quarter

2006 Fall Quarter

2006 Winter Quarter

2005 Winter Quarter

HIST 127D
History of Russia: Culture and Society in Imperial Russia

2014 Winter Quarter

2010 Spring Quarter

HIST 1C
Introduction to Western Civilization: Circa 1715 to Present

2011 Fall Quarter

2011 Spring Quarter

2010 Summer Session

2009 Fall Quarter

HIST 19
Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

2011 Spring Quarter

2010 Spring Quarter

2009 Spring Quarter

2008 Winter Quarter

2006 Fall Quarter

2006 Spring Quarter

2005 Spring Quarter

2005 Winter Quarter

2004 Spring Quarter

HIST 127C
History of Russia: Revolutionary Russia and Soviet Union

2010 Summer Session

HIST 191C
Undergraduate Variable Topics Research Seminars: History -- Europe

2009 Summer Session

2009 Spring Quarter

HIST 1C
Introduction to Western Civilization: Circa 1715 to the Present

2008 Fall Quarter

2008 Summer Session

2007 Spring Quarter

2006 Summer Session

2006 Spring Quarter

2005 Spring Quarter

2004 Spring Quarter

2002 Fall Quarter

2001 Summer Session

1999 Summer Session

HIST 191C
Undergraduate Variable Topics Seminars: Europe

2007 Spring Quarter

2006 Spring Quarter

2006 Winter Quarter

2005 Spring Quarter

2005 Winter Quarter

HIST 201F
Topics in History: Russia/Eastern Europe

2006 Fall Quarter

HIST 197C
Undergraduate Seminar: Europe

2004 Summer Session

2004 Spring Quarter

2004 Winter Quarter

HIST 131B
History of Russia: Imperial Russia from Peter the Great to Nicholas II

2004 Winter Quarter

2000 Winter Quarter

1999 Winter Quarter

HIST 131C
History of Russia: Revolutionary Russia and the Soviet Union

2003 Summer Session

2002 Summer Session

2000 Summer Session

1999 Summer Session

HIST 125D
History of Modern Europe: Bourgeois Century, 1815 to 1914

2003 Spring Quarter

2002 Spring Quarter

2000 Summer Session

2000 Spring Quarter

HIST 200D
Advanced Historiography: Europe

2002 Spring Quarter

HIST 131B
Topics in Russian History: Imperial Russia

2002 Winter Quarter

HIST 197A
Undergraduate Seminar

2001 Fall Quarter

HIST 197D
Undergraduate Seminar

1999 Fall Quarter

HIST 125D
History of Modern Europe: Bourgeois Country, 1815 to 1914

1999 Spring Quarter

HIST 99
Introduction to Historical Practice

1999 Winter Quarter

HIST 197B
Undergraduate Seminar

1998 Fall Quarter

HIST 125D

1998 Spring Quarter

HIST 131B

1998 Winter Quarter