Ronald Grigor Suny

Ronald Grigor Suny (born September 25, 1940[1]) is director of the Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies,[2] the Charles Tilly Collegiate Professor of Social and Political History at the University of Michigan, and Emeritus Professor of political science and history at the University of Chicago. He was the first holder of the Alex Manoogian Chair in Modern Armenian History at the University of Michigan, after beginning his career as an assistant professor at Oberlin College. He is a 2013 Berlin Prize Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin.

Suny was born in Philadelphia, graduated from Swarthmore College in 1962, and earned his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1968. His fields of study are the Soviet Union and post-Soviet Russia; nationalism; ethnic conflict; the role of emotions in politics; South Caucasus; and Russian/Soviet historiography.[3]

He is a grandson of the Armenian composer Grikor Mirzaian Suni.

Selected publications




  1. Report of the President and of the Treasurer (John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, 1983), p. 115.
  2. Ronald Grigor Suny

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