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Elena Razlogova

Associate Professor, History

Office: S-LB 1041-11 
J.W. McConnell Building,
1400 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 5074

Elena Razlogova specializes in the cultural history of the United States, the Soviet Union, and the Cold War. She is the author of The Listener's Voice: Early Radio and the American Public (2011) and co-editor of “Radical Histories in Digital Culture” issue of the Radical History Review (2013). She has published articles and book chapters on U.S. radio history, music recommendation algorithms, and film translation in the Soviet Union. She was an executive producer on the digital project Gulag: Many Days, Many Lives. She is currently working on several projects: a history of simultaneous film translation and transnational networks at Soviet film festivals; a history of WFMU’s transition from a offbeat New York area radio station to a leader in the free online music movement; and a history of the morality of snitching in the United States and the Soviet Union during the Cold War.


B.A. University of California at Berkeley, M.A. New York University, Ph.D. George Mason University


The Listener’s Voice: Early Radio and the American Public (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011).

The Politics of Translation at Soviet Film Festivals during the Cold War.” SubStance 44, no. 2 (2015): 66–87.

Listening to the Inaudible Foreign: Simultaneous Translators and Soviet Experience of Foreign Cinema,” Sound, Music, Speech in Soviet and Post-Soviet Cinema, ed. Lilya Kaganovsky and Masha Salazkina (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2014)

(co-authored with Lyell Davies) “Framing the Contested History of Digital Culture,” Radical History Review, no. 117 (Fall 2013): 5–31.

The Past and Future of Music Listening: Between Freeform DJs and Recommendation Algorithms,” Radio’s New Wave, ed. Michele Hilmes and Jason Loviglio (New York: Routledge, 2013) – about WFMU!

True Crime Radio and Listener Disenchantment with Network Broadcasting, 1935-1946,” American Quarterly (March 2006).

DIY Image Management with Zotero,” Perspectives on History, October 2012.

Teaching activities

Winter 2017
HIST 281 Film in History
HIST 485/665 Historical Nonfiction Workshop 
Fall 2017
HIST 380 History and Digital Media
HIST 398 History and Music
Winter 2018 
HIST 281 Film in History
HIST 403 Methodology and History

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