Professor of History
David Engerman comes to Yale after serving for nineteen years as the Chair of the History Department and the Ottilie Springer Professor at Brandeis University. Trained in U.S. and Russian history, Engerman works in the field of twentieth-century international history, with a particular interest in economic relations and intellectual history. He published three books while at Brandeis: Modernization from the Other Shore: American Intellectuals and the Romance of Russian Economic Development; Know Your Enemy: The Rise and Fall of America’s Soviet Experts; and The Price of Aid: The Economic Cold War in India. His research has been supported by fellowships and grants from the American Council of Learned Societies, American Institute of Indian Studies, Guggenheim Foundation, National Council for Eurasian and East European Research, National Endowment for the Humanities, and others. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of California-Berkeley in 1998.