Steven Jug

Steven Jug
Temporary Full-Time Lecturer in History and MLC, Part-Time Lecturer in BIC
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Spring 2022 Office Hours

Tuesdays from 2 to 4pm; Wednesdays and Fridays from 3:30 to 5pm.


Modern Russia, Southeastern Europe, East Central Europe, Military History, Masculinity and Gender History.

  • Ph.D., University of Illinois, 2013
  • M.A., University of Toronto, 2004
  • B.A., University of Toronto, 2003
Academic/Research Interests

My research engages organized violence in Russia during the First and Second World Wars and in the Soviet martial art of Sambo. In the Imperial and especially Soviet Russian militaries, I examine the connection between changes in soldierly masculinities and prewar culture. My primary work studies soldiers’ gendered sense of self as central to changes in propaganda, combat motivation, unit cohesion, regime loyalty, and the perpetration of rape in the Red Army during the Second World War. The articles I have published draw from several methodological frameworks including sensory history, the history of emotions and embodiment, and historical subjectivity. My two upcoming articles examine the history of Sambo in Russia through the lenses of lived religion, mediatization, and masculinity as a site of contested nationalist authority among pro-Putin sub-state actors.

Selected Publications

[Accepted, forthcoming] “Reconnoitering Masculine Subjectivities among Soldiers & Officers on Russia’s Fronts, 1914-1917” in Melissa K. Stockdale and Adele Lindenmeyr, eds., Russian Women and Gender in War and Revolution, 1914-1922, Slavica Publishers, 2021.

“Mourning Deaths and Constructing Afterlives in the Red Army at War” in Candi K. Cann, ed., Death & Afterlife, Routledge, 2018, pp. 136-152.

 “Sensing Danger: The Red Army during the Second World War” in Matthew P. Romaniello and Tricia Starks, eds., Russian History through the Senses: From 1700 to the Present, Bloomsbury Academic, 2016, pp. 219-240.

 “Militarizing masculinities in Red Army discourse and subjectivity, 1942-1943” Masculinities: A Journal of Identity and Culture, Issue 3 (Feb 2015), pp. 189-212.

“Red Army Romance: preserving masculine hegemony in mixed gender combat units, 1943-1944.” Journal of War and Culture Studies, 5:3 (Sept 2012), pp. 321-334.

  • Baylor University Keston Center for Religion, Politics, and Society Teaching Fellowship, 2018
  • University of Illinois Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center Summer Research Laboratory Grant, 2018
  • Association for Women in Slavic Studies’ Graduate Essay Prize, 2013
  • ASEEES Kathryn R. Davis Grant, 2010
  • University of Illinois History Dept. Research Fellowship, 2008-2009
  • University of Illinois History Dept. Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowship, 2007
  • University of Toronto CUPE Teaching Assistant Award, 2004
  • University of Toronto Larry N. Smith Prize in Canadian History, 2003
  • University of Toronto Stacey Prize in Canadian History, 2002
  • University of Toronto Women’s Canadian Historical Society of Toronto Scholarship, 2002
  • University of Toronto Reah V. Scott Scholarship, 2002
  • University of Toronto Innis College Anniversary Scholarship, 2001
Courses Taught at Baylor
  • US in Global Perspective
  • World History since 1500
  • US History to 1877
  • US History since 1877
  • Slavic Studies I
  • Slavic Studies II
  • Intro to Women’s and Gender History
  • History of Russia to 1861
  • World Cultures I
  • World Cultures III
  • World Cultures IV
  • Asian Studies
  • Russian I
  • Russian II
Curriculum Vitae

Steven Jug CV