Elizabeth A. Wood

Professor of History

Elizabeth Wood is the author of three books, Roots of Russia’s War in Ukraine (Woodrow Wilson Center and Columbia University Press, 2016); Performing Justice: Agitation Trials in Early Soviet Russia (Cornell University Press, 2005) and The Baba and the Comrade: Gender and Politics in Revolutionary Russia (Indiana University Press, 1997). She has also written numerous scholarly articles on gender and performance as well as blogs and other publications about Russian history and current events.

Within MIT, Professor Wood serves as co-director of the MISTI Russia Program, Coordinator of Russian Studies (minors, concentrations), and adviser to the Russian Language Program. She holds a secondary appointment in MIT’s Global Studies and Languages Section.

She has served recently (2011-13) as the co-chair of the Graduate Consortium in Women’s Studies.

She is the faculty sponsor of a UROP on studies of Vladimir Putin’s rule in Russia.

Professor Wood also contributes occasionally to the Russian History blog.

Subjects Offered

Offered Spring 2024

Catalog Subject Faculty Level HASS Category
21H.109 U WGS.303 U 21H.983 G WGS.310 G

Gender: Historical Perspectives

W 2-5; 4-144
Elizabeth A. Wood Introductory
21H.245 21G.086 17.57

Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society: 1917 to the Present

TR 1-2:30; 66-154
Elizabeth A. Wood Intermediate HASS-S CI-H

Not Offered This Term