Susan Grunewald

Susan Grunewald

Assistant Professor

223A Himes Hall


Courses Taught

Western Civilization Since 1500; Russia Since 1861


Current Research Interests

Soviet History, German History, WWII, Cold War, Digital Humanities, GIS



PhD, Carnegie Mellon University, 2019

MA, Carnegie Mellon University, 2014

BA, Lafayette College, 2011


Awards and Honors

Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies Cohen-Tucker Dissertation Research Fellowship, 2016-2017

Carnegie Mellon University A.W. Mellon Fellowship in Digital Humanities, 2016 and 2018

Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Fellowship Russia, 2011-2012


Notable Articles

“‘Victory or Siberia’: Imaginings of Siberia and the Memory of German POWs in the USSR,” German History 40 (March 2022). 

“Findings Places in Text with the World Historical Gazetteer,” with Andrew Janco, Programming Historian (February 2022).

“Digital Spatial Methods for Soviet-German History: An Investigation of German Prisoners of War in the Soviet Union, 1941-1956,” Zeitschrift für Ostmitteleuropa-Forschung Journal of East Central European Studies 70 (September 2021).