Ottilie Springer Professor of History


Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Field of Specialty

International and intellectual history of the Cold War. American and Russian history in the 20th century.

Contact Information

Olin-Sang American Civilization Center 213

David Engerman

David C. Engerman teaches courses in modern American diplomatic and intellectual history as well as historiography. His current research focuses on superpower aid competition in India during the Cold War.


Engerman, David. "Review." Rev. of Red Globalization, by Oscar Sibony-Sanchez. Journal of Cold War Studies 2016 (forthcoming)

Engerman, David. "Vliianie russkoi kul’tury na amerikanskikh studentov: emigranty iz Rossii i zarozhdenie sovetologii v SShA." Predstavlenie ‘druga’: sovetsko-amerikanskie otnosheniia 20-go veka. Ed. Beate Fieseler, Rosa Magnusdottir and Michael Wala. Moscow: Rosspen, 2016 (forthcoming)

Engerman, David. "Social Science in the Cold War." Isis 101. 2 (2010). (forthcoming)

Engerman, David. "The Great Big Book of American Foreign Relations." Rev. of From Colony to Superpower, by George Herring. Journal of American Studies vol. 44 August: 4-8. (forthcoming)

Engerman, David. "Internationalizing American History: Reports from the Field." The American Historian February 2015: 28-29.

Engerman, David. "Review." Rev. of The Cold War in South Asia, by Paul McGarr. Journal of American Studies vol. 48 August 2014: 894-896.

Engerman, David. "The Pedagogical Purposes of Interdisciplinary Social Science: A View from Area Studies in the United States." Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sceinces 51. 1 (2015): 78-92.

Engerman, David. "The Rise and Fall of Central Planning." The Cambridge History of World War II. vol. 3 Ed. Evan Mawdsley. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015

Engerman, David. "Golod i revoliutsiia." Kriticheskii slovar' russkoi revoliutsii, 1914-1921 gg.. Ed. E Akton, U.G. Rozenberg, V.Iu. Cherniaev. Saint Petersburg: Nestor-Istoriia, 2014

Engerman, David. "How Nixon and Kissinger Aided Genocide in Bangladesh." Rev. of The Blood Telegram, by Gary Bass. Chronicle of Higher Education vol. 7 October 2013

Engerman, David. "Learning from the East: Soviet Experts and India in the Era of Competitive Coexistence." Comparative Studies in South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East 33. 2 (2013).

Engerman, David. "South Asia and the Cold War." The Cold War in the Third World. Ed. Robert McMahon. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013

Engerman, David. "The Fall of Totalitarianism and the Rise of Zbigniew Brzezinski." ZBIG: Academic, Policy-Maker, Critic. Ed. Charles Gati., 2013

Engerman, David. "The Rise and Fall of Wartime Social Science: Harvard’s Refugee Interview Project, 1950-54." Cold War Social Science. Ed. Hamilton Cravens and Mark Solovey. New York: Palgrave, 2013

Engerman, David. "Book Review." Rev. of All This Is Our World, by Anne Gorsuch. Business History Review vol. 86 Fall 2012

Engerman, David. "Book Review." Rev. of Entangled Geographies, by Gabrielle Hecht, ed.. Technology and Culture 2012

Engerman, David. "Histories of the Future and the Futures of History." American Historical Review 117. 5 (2012): 1402-1410.

Engerman, David. "Solidarity, Development, and Non-Alignment: Foreign Economic Advisors and Indian Planning in the 1950s and 1960s." Practices of International Solidarity and International Development. Ed. Berhold Unfried. Vienna: ITH, 2012

Engerman, David. "Studying Our Nearest Oriental Neighbor: American Scholars and Late Imperial RUssia." The Russian Experience. Ed. Choi Chatterjee and Beth Holmgren. New York: Routledge, 2012

Engerman, David. "Sviluppo e Guerra fredda." Contemporanea 15. 1 (2012): 129-137.

Engerman, David. "The Political Power of Economic Ideas?." India in the World, 1947-1991. Ed. Andreas Hilger and Corinna Unger. Bern: Peter Lang, 2012

Engerman, David. "Book Review." Rev. of The Other Cold War, by Heonik Kwan. American Historical Review vol. 117 December 2011: 1453.

Engerman, David. "California's Cold War Museum." Humanities May/June 2011: 24-29.

Engerman, David. "Die Ursprünge der amerikanische Sowjetologie im Zweiten Weltkrieg." Macht und Wissen im Kalten Krieg. Ed. Bernd Greiner, et al.. Hamburg: Hamburger Edition, 2011

Engerman, David. "Forum Introduction." Rev. of The Right Kind of Revolution, by Michael Latham. H-Diplo October 2011

Engerman, David. "The Anti-Politics of Inequality." Journal of Global History 6. 1 (2011): 143-151.

Engerman, David. "The Kennan Industry's Next Phase." The Chronicle of Higher Education Review November 21, 2011: 1-3.

Engerman, David. "The Second World's Third World." Kritika 12. 1 (2011): 183-211.

Engerman, David, www.insidehighered.com. Know Your Enemy: Q&A. <http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2010/01/08/engerman>.

Engerman, David, www.slon.ru. Prichina interesa amerikantsev k Rossii: ne Putin i ne Pushkin, a Pelevin. <http://www.slon.ru/articles/323913/>.

Engerman, David. "Die USA und die Oekonomie des Kaltes Kriegs." Oekonomie im Kalten Krieg. Ed. Bernd Greiner, et al.. Hamburg: Hamburger Edition, 2010. 194-212.

Engerman, David. "Ideology and the Origins of the Cold War, 1917-1962." Cambridge History of the Cold War. Ed. Melvyl Leffler and Odd Arne Westad., 2010

Engerman, David. "Knowing Your Enemy Helps Win Wars." Mishpacha (Jerusalem) 18 August 2010

Engerman, David. "Paternalismo, efficienza, e profitto: ideologia e utopia nel progetto amazzonico di Henry Ford." Rev. of Fordlandia, by Gregory Grandin. Il Mestiere di Storico vol. 2 7-11: 2010.

Engerman, David. "Reproducing Power." Rev. of Fatal Misconception, by Connelly, Matthew. History and Technology vol. 26 61-67.

Engerman, David. "The Price of Success: Economic Development, Sovietology, and the Costs of Interdisciplinarity." History of Political Economy 42. (2010): 234-260.

Engerman, David and Corinna Unger. "Towards a Global History of Modernization." Diplomatic History 33. 3 (2009): 375-385.

Engerman, David and Corinna Unger, ed. Modernization as a Global Project. Diplomatic History, 33 2009.

Engerman, David, Knowing the Enemy. The Minerva Project. 1/23/2009. Social Science Research Council. <http://www.ssrc.org/essays/minerva/>.

Engerman, David. "Jihadology: How the Creation of Sovietology Should Guide the Study of Today’s Threats." Foreign Affairs (online) (2009): <http://www.foreignaffairs.com/node/65670>.

Engerman, David. "The Cold War." Blackwell Companion to Russian and Soviet History. Ed. Gleason, Abbott., 2009

Engerman, David. "The Cold War’s Organization Man." Humanities September-October 2009: 22-25+.

Engerman, David. "Why We Need to Make Sure We Know Our Enemies." History News Network (2009): <http://hnn.us/articles/120340.html>.

Engerman, David. Know Your Enemy: The Rise and Fall of America's Soviet Experts. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2009.

Engerman, David and Corinna Unger. "Modernization as a Global Project." German Historical Institute Bulletin 43. Fall (2008): 129-134.

Engerman, David. "George F. Kennan the Scholar." Reflections on Geroge F. Kennan. Ed. Ruble, Blair. Washington DC: Kennan Institute, 2008

Engerman, David. "American Knowledge and Global Power." Diplomatic History (2007).

Engerman, David. "Modernizatsiia 's togo berega': amerikanski experty i pervaia sovetskaia piatiletka." Rossiia i mir glazami drug druga: iz istorii vzaimovospriatiia. vol. 4 Ed. AB Golubev. Moscow: Russian Academy of Sciences, 2007

Engerman, David. "Modernizatsiia `s togo berega¿: amerikanskie eksperty i pervaia sovetskaia piatiletka." Rossiia i mir glazami drug druga: iz istorii vzaimovospriatiia. vol. 4 Ed. Golubev, A.B.. Moscow: RAN, 2007

Engerman, David. "Autore, autorevolezza, e autoritarismo: Lo Staline di Souvarine nel mondo anglofono." Contemporanea (2006).

Engerman, David. "How Harvard Ruled Russia." Kritika (2006).

Engerman, David. "John Dewey and the Soviet Union: When Pragmatism Meets Revolution." Modern Intellectual History (2006).

Engerman,David. "A Conservative's Conservative (on George Kennan)." Chicago Tribune (2006).

Engerman,David. "Ironies of the Iron Curtain: The Cold War and the Rise of Russian Studies." The Humanities and the Dynamics of Inclusion since World War II. Ed. Hollinger, David. John Hopkins UP, 2006

Engerman,David. "To Moscow and Back: American Social Scientists and the Problem of Convergence." American Capitalism: Social Thought and Political Economy in the Twentieth Century. Ed. Lichtenstein. U of Pennsylvania Press, 2006

Engerman,David. Knowing the Cold War Enemy. Rockefeller Archive Center Research Reports, 2006.

Engerman,David. "Ironies of the Iron Curtain: The Rise of Russian Studies in the United States." Cahiers du Monde Russe (2004).

Engerman,David, co-editor and contributor. Staging Growth: Modernization, Development, and the Global Cold War. UMass Press, 2003.

Engerman,David. Modernization from the Other Shore: American Intellectuals and the Romance of Russian Development. Harvard University Press, 2003.

Engerman,David. "Foreword." New edition of Richard H. Crossmans The God That Failed (orig. pub. 1950). New York: Columbia University Press, 2001

Courses Taught

GSAS 301d Interdisciplinary Prospectus Seminar
HIST 164b The American Century: The U.S. and the World, 1945 to the Present
HIST 169a Thought and Culture in Modern America
HIST 169b The Radical 1950s: Politics and Culture in Postwar America
HIST 174b History Lab: Research and Writing in American History
HIST 200b Colloquium in American History
HIST 202b Modern American History from a Global Perspective
HIST 205b Introduction to Doctoral Studies