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Aaron Weinacht, Ph.D.

HPSS

Office

Main Hall 305

Contact

406-683-7359

aaron.weinacht@umwestern.edu

I came to the study of history via the conviction that the Russian novelist Fedor Dostoevskii was right about almost everything. Turning youthful exuberance to practical use, I earned a PhD in 2009, focusing particularly on Russia and the Soviet Union.

Since then, I’ve taken up teaching Western Civilization, World History, Russian History, and the Philosophy of History. Not only do my students discover the highly engaging nature of these subjects, but also these subjects generally illustrate that I was on to something: Dostoevskii was right about pretty much everything, after all.

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