Yan Vuks | Department of History

Yan Vuks

Email: YanVuks@my.unt.edu

Preferred pronouns: He/Him/His

Major Professor: Dr. Olga Velikanova

Specialty area: Modern German and Soviet political and social history, modern transnational history of Eastern Europe.

I was born in Saint-Petersburg, Russia and received bachelor and master's degrees in geology from Saint-Petersburg State University. However, my interest in geology soon had been superseded by the constantly growing interest in history, and when I immigrated to the United States in 2009, I decided to pursue a career in history. I received the master's degree in history from University of Texas at Arlington, where I wrote a thesis "Lustration Legislation in Eastern Europe and its Meaning for the Western World." I entered the doctoral program of University of North Texas at Denton in 2018 to achieve my goal of getting a PhD degree and becoming the history professor in the future. I am currently working on my dissertation in which I will continue my comparative research of lustration policies in Russia, Germany, and other Eastern European countries. I am fluent in Russian and proficient in German.

Additional information:

Conference Presentations:

  • "The transformation of the German national identity under the conditions of the Cold War" Roundtable in the Imperial Legacy of 1919 Conference UNT (April 2019)

Thinking about UNT?

It's easy to apply online. Join us and discover why we're the choice of over 42,000 students.

Apply now