Department Chair:
Leonard V. Smith

Administrative Assistant:
Kathy King

Department Email:

Phone: 440 775 8520
Fax: 440 775 6910

Rice Hall 316
10 North Professor St.
Oberlin, OH, 44074

Office Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8:00-4:30

Marko Dumancic

Marko Dumancic

Visiting Assistant Professor of History (2012-2013)

Contact Information

Rice Hall 313
(440) 775-8527

Marko Dumancic

Marko Dumancic

Educational Background

  • BA. Connecticut College, 2004
  • MA. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 2004
  • PhD. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 2010

Research Interests: Marko Dumančić is currently working on a book project dealing with the changing conceptions of Cold War masculinity in Soviet film in the fifteen years after Joseph Stalin’s death in 1953. This project looks at why the Soviet authorities spent so many resources policing depictions of masculinity, how Cold War culture affected the production of gendered images, and how Soviet moviegoers reacted to the new Soviet movie heroes. He is also finalizing an essay dealing with the depiction of queerness in post-Yugoslav film.

Prof. Dumančić’s broader research interests include Cold War history, European film history, and history of sexuality in Eastern Europe and Russia.

Teaching interests:

Prof. Dumančić teaches survey courses on Russian history and upper-level courses on the history of European sexualities, Cold War in the Soviet bloc, and Central Asian history.