Tarik Cyril Amar

Tarik Cyril Amar

Assistant Professor

410 Fayerweather Hall
Phone: (212) 851-5906
Email: tca2109@columbia.edu
Office Hours: Thursday 2:40-3:40PM

Website

Education

Ph.D. – Princeton University, 2006
M.Sc. – London School of Economics and Political Science, 1997
B.A. – Balliol College, Oxford, 1995

Interests and Research

Tarik Cyril Amar, Assistant Professor, works on the history of the Soviet Union, Russia, Ukraine and, more generally, East Central Europe. His interests include urban history, the history of memory, nationalism, political mass violence and genocide, the Second World War in Europe, and authoritarian forms of socialism.

His dissertation "The Making of Soviet Lviv" has focused on the often violent twentieth-century transformations of a borderland city also known as Lwów, Lvov, and Lemberg. Currently researching the Soviet television series “Seventeen Moments of Spring,” he is also working on a political and cultural history of Soviet and other Cold War narratives and representations of spying, secrecy, and multiple identities.     

Selected Publications

“A Disturbed Silence: Discourse on the Holocaust in the Soviet West as an Anti-Site of Memory,” in Michael David-Fox, Peter Holquist, Alexander M. Martin (eds),The Holocaust in the East: Local Perpetrators and Soviet Responses (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2014): 158-183

Interview on WORT on the Euromaidan with Valeriy Kuchynsky (December 13, 2013.

“Veralltäglichung der Gewalt. Besatzungsalltag in Lemberg im Zweiten Weltkrieg,” in Jochen Böhler, Stephan Lehnstaedt (eds), Gewalt und Alltag im besetzten Polen, 1939-1945 (Osnabrück: fibre, 2012).

“Okupacyjna codziennoś we Lwowie (Lwiw, Lemberg, Lwow) w czasie II wojny światowej: przemoc i jej spowszednienie,” in: Tomasz Chinciński, Przemoc in dzień powszedni w okupowanej Polsce (Museum II Wojny Światowej, Wydawnictwo Oskar: Gdańsk, 2011): 506-530 (Polish version of "Veralltäglichung der Gewalt").

“Different but the Same or the Same but Different? Public Memory of the Second World War in Post-Soviet Lviv,” Journal of Modern European History, vol.9 (2011), 3: 373-396
Ukrainian version published on Historians.in.uahttp://historians.in.ua/index.php/istoriya-i-pamyat-vazhki-pitannya/183-taryk-syril-amar-inaksha-ale-podibna-chy-podibna-ale-inaksha-publichna-pamyat-pro-druhu-svitovu-viynu-u-postradyanskomu-lvovi.

Forthcoming (in an edited volume with Kritika): A Disturbed Silence: Discourse on the Holocaust in the Soviet West as an Anti-Site of Memory.

“Potribna Knyzhka” [Review of Erased. Vanishing Traces of Jewish Galicia in Present-Day Ukraine by Omer Bartov], Ukraina Moderna, no.4 (2009), 273-289.

“Yom Kippur in Lviv. The Lviv Synagogue and the Soviet party-state, 1944-1962,” East European Jewish Affairs, vol.35, no.1 (June 2005), pp. 91-110.

“Sovietization as a Civilizing Mission in the West,” in Balzás Apor, Péter Apor and E.A. Rees (eds), The Sovietization of Eastern Europe. New Perspectives on the Postwar Period (Washington: New Academia Publishing, 2008), 29-45.

“Kilka zauvah pro Lviv, radianizatsiu ta radianskyi Lviv” [Remarks on Lviv, Sovietization, and Soviet Lviv], in Leopolis multiplex, ed. Ihor Balynskyi, Bohdana Mtiiash (Kyiv: Hrani-T, 2008).

“Zabójstwo we Lwowie. Koniec miasta wieloetnicznego, budowa sowiecko-ukrai?skiego Lwowa i los modelowego miasta pogranicza” [A Murder in Lwów. The End of a Multi-Ethnic City, the Making of a Soviet-Ukrainian Lviv, and the Fate of a Model Borderland City], NowaUkraina, 1-2/2007, 107-121.

(with Roman Dubasevych), Liky dlia retsydyvistiv, Krytyka (Ukraine), no.5, 2007.

“Szovjetizáció – hódítás és találkozás,” Múltunk politikatörténeti folyóirat, 2006/1.

Affiliations

Co-editor of NowaUkraina