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Joshua A. Sanborn

Joshua Sanborn is the David M. ’70 and Linda Roth Professor of History at Lafayette College (Pennsylvania, USA). His most recent monograph is Imperial Apocalypse: The Great War and the Destruction of the Russian Empire (Oxford UP, 2014), which argues that the process of state failure, social collapse, violent transformation, and imperial disintegration experienced by Russia between 1914 and 1918 is analogous to processes of decolonization in Africa and Asia in the period after World War II. His most recent co-authored work is Gender, Sex, and the Shaping of Modern Europe: A History from the French Revolution to the Present Day (with co-author Annette Timm) which just came out in a revised and expanded third edition from Bloomsbury in 2022. He is currently working on a project on spies, scientists, and fictions in the Cold War.