Adam Rodger is a 3rd year PhD student of History at the University of Kansas. He received his bachelor's degree in History from Brigham Young University, and earned his master's at Miami University, studying the history of professional criminals in the Gulag. His current research explores the Russian Civil War as a global event and the Spanish Civil War as, in the minds of Russian people over the world, its sequel. A historian of empire, nations, diaspora, and civil war, he argues that many Russians, from Soviet citizens to former tsarist officers to Trotskyists and anarchists, saw the Spanish Civil War as a continuation, sometimes spiritual and sometimes literal, of their own civil war. This project also explores the effect of the emigre experience on the recontexualization of the past and the self. Outside of his historical work, Adam is a musician and a novelist.
PhD Student, History, University of Kansas