Michael Urban

TitleProfessor Emeritus
DivisionSocial Sciences Division
DepartmentPolitics Department
Phone831-459-3153
Email
FAX831-459-3125
OfficeCrown College
Campus Mail StopCrown Faculty Services
Mail1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA
95064
Michael Urban

Research Interests

Michael Urban's research has dealt principally with Russia (USSR), focusing on questions of political language and ideology, the circulation of elites, the dynamics of the mass movement that overthrew the communist regime, and the problems of state and society in the post-communist period. He has also explored the appearance and development of blues music and culture in Russia, focusing on social identity and community formation under conditions of stress and uncertainty.

Selected Publications

 New Orleans Rhythm and Blues After Katrina: Music, Magic and Myth, Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016