Catherine Evtuhov


Emeritus Professor


Department of History
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Catherine Evtuhov taught in the History Department at Georgetown from 1992 to 2016. Her interests include the history of Russian thought in European context, material culture and local history, and the history of the Black Sea region and Russian-Ottoman relations. She has written on topics ranging broadly over the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries. She has been Director of Graduate Studies in the History Department, and convenor (with Eric Lohr, American University) of the D.C. Russian History Workshop sponsored by the Georgetown Institute for Global History. She has been visiting professor at the Alexander Institute for Historical Studies at the University of Helsinki, the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris, and Bogazici University in Istanbul. For her current profile, please see


  • Ph.D. (1991) University of California, Berkeley, Russian and European History
  • M.A. (1985) University of California, Berkeley, Russian and European History
  • D.E.A. (equivalent to M.A.) (1983) Institut d'Etudes Politiques, Paris, Modern History
  • A.B. (1981) Harvard University, Social Studies


  • Church Slavic (read)
  • Finnish (read)
  • French (speak, read, write)
  • German (speak, read, write)
  • Russian (speak, read, write)
  • Spanish (read, write)
  • Turkish (read)