Dr. David Dolff

Dr. David Dolff
Office: Cle B214
Area of expertise

Modern European History, History of Soviet Union (Not available to supervise)

Office Hours

Fall 2023: Tuesday and Wednesday 11:30 - 12:20 or by appointment
Zoom option available.


I’m delighted to be teaching in this beautiful place surrounded by so many wonderful people! My general area of study is the international history of the modern world. I have an Honours BA in History, with a Russian and East European Studies Option from the University of Waterloo, an MA in the History of International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a PhD in History from the University of Alberta, with a focus on the foreign policy of the USSR. My primary interest lies in examining the root causes of current international and civil conflicts, with particular attention to the post-Soviet space, as well as the role of the international community and institutions such as the UN in current affairs. I have taught a number of courses related to these types of issues, and look forward to doing more in the future.


HSTR 112 World History, 1900 - present
HSTR 115 The Second World War
HSTR 308 The United States and Vietnam
HSTR 310B US-Soviet Relations in the Cold War Era
HSTR 351 Imperial Russia 1689-1917
HSTR 352 The Soviet Union and its Successor States, 1917-2000