Dr. Robert Thurston

Robert Thurston



Professor Emeritus of History


PhD 1980, University of Michigan

MA, University of Michigan

BA, Northwestern University

Teaching and Research Interests: 
  • Coffee
  • Mass persecution
  • Russia
Selected Publications: 
  • The Body in the Anglosphere, 1880-1920:  "Well Sexed Womanhood," "Finer Natives," and "Very White Men," Routledge, 2022.
  • 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

Contact Information

History Department
Room 254 Upham Hall
Oxford, OH 45056