Dr. Robert Thurston

Contact Information

History Department
Room 254 Upham Hall
Oxford, OH 45056
Robert Thurston
Title: 

Professor Emeritus of History

Education: 

PhD 1980, University of Michigan

MA, University of Michigan

BA, Northwestern University

Teaching and Research Interests: 
  • Coffee
  • Mass persecution
  • Russia
Selected Publications: 
  • Editor with Jonathan Morris and Shawn Steiman, Coffee: A Comprehensive Guide to the Bean, the Beverage, and the Industry, Roman & Littlefield, 2013
  • "Lynching and Legitimacy: Toward a Global Description of Mob Murder," Manfred Berg and Simon Wendt, eds., Globalizing Lynching History: Vigilantism and Extralegal Punishment from an International Perspective, Palgrave Macmillan, 2011
  • Lynching: American Mob Murder in Global Perspective, Ashgate Publishing, 2011
  • “A Gallery of Coffee Advertising,” with “A Brief, Brief History of Coffee Advertising in America,” Roast, Spring 2009
  • The Witch Hunts: A History of the Witch Persecutions in Europe and North America, Pearson Education, 2007
  • Editor with Bernd Bonwetsch, The People’s War: Popular Response to World War II in the Soviet Union, University of Illinois Press, 2000
  • Life and Terror in Stalin’s Russia, 1934-1941 , Yale University Press, 1996
Selected Grants and Awards: 

Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Abroad Program award, in conjunction with an Individual Advanced Research Opportunity award from the International Research and Exchanges Board, 2001