Columbia University in the City of New York
Brandon Schechter
Adjunct Assistant Professor of History
Brandon Schechter has taught at UC Berkeley, Brown, Columbia, New York University, and NYU-Shanghai, and has also been a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard’s Davis Center. He is a teaching Resource Developer with the AHA’s NEH-funded initiative, “Teaching Things: Material Culture in the History Classroom.”  Schechter received his B.A. in Russian Studies at Vassar in 2005, and a Ph.D. at UC Berkeley in 2015 and has also studied at Middlebury, Smolny College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, European University in St. Petersburg, and Kazan Federal University. His book, The Stuff of Soldiers: A History of the Red Army in World War II Through Objects (Cornell, 2019), won the American Historical Association’s Paul Birdsall Prize for best book in European military or strategic history in 2020. 

Brandon Schechter has taught at UC Berkeley, Brown, Columbia, New York University, and NYU-Shanghai, and has also been a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard’s Davis Center. He is a teaching Resource Developer with the AHA’s NEH-funded initiative, “Teaching Things: Material Culture in the History Classroom.”  Schechter received his B.A. in Russian Studies at Vassar in 2005, and a Ph.D. at UC Berkeley in 2015 and has also studied at Middlebury, Smolny College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, European University in St. Petersburg, and Kazan Federal University. His book, The Stuff of Soldiers: A History of the Red Army in World War II Through Objects (Cornell, 2019), won the American Historical Association’s Paul Birdsall Prize for best book in European military or strategic history in 2020. 

Contact Info

1229A International Affairs Building

   bms2199@columbia.edu
   212 854-4623
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