Vadim Staklo

Vadim Staklo

Vadim Staklo

Associate Professor

European History: Digital Archives, Latin American History, Russian/Soviet History, Communism in Latin America

Vadim A. Staklo joined George Mason University in 2013 after a career as an editor at Yale University Press. He participated in, and directed such publishing programs and the Annals of Communism, Stalin Digital Archive, the Yale-Hoover Series on Stalin, Stalinism, and the Cold War, and Yale Reference.
Currently he is a Principal Investigator/Project Director of the Russian Perspectives on Islam project, part of the Eurasia Past and Present initiative.

Selected Publications


Alexander Vatlin and Larisa Malashenko (ed.), Piggy Foxy and the Sword of Revolution: Bolshevik Self-Portraits (New Haven, 2006)

Oleg Khlevniuk, History of the Gulag (New Haven, 2004)

William Chase (ed.), Enemies Within the Gates? (New Haven, 2001)

Alexander Dallin et al. (ed.), Dimitrov and Stalin. Correspondence, 1934-1943 (New Haven, 2000)

Grants and Fellowships

The Luce Foundation grant (2012-19), Russian Perspectives on Islam

The NEH Scholarly Editions and Translations grant (2015-20), Russian Perspectives on Islam

Courses Taught

Soviet Russia


Imperial Russia 

Modern Latin America 

Colonial Latin America

Western Civilizations 

Introduction to Global History


Ph.D., History, University of Pittsburgh, 2001

M.A., History, University of Pittsburgh, 1995

B.A. History, Moscow State University, 1988

In the Media

Vadim Staklo, “An Insight Into Soviet Archives on Islam,” Voices On Cental Asia (interview), January 17, 2018,

IPNtv Konferencje, W Drodze Do Władzy - Panel 7, 2017,

Стакло Вадим, Архивы Сталина на американской платформе - Портал о документах, accessed July 16, 2017,

“Digitising Stalin - BBC Radio 4,” BBC, September 1, 2014,

Stalin Archive to Be Digitized and Made Available Online, Interview, Voice of America, July 31, 2012,

“Відображення Злочинів Радянського Режиму” (Відображення злочинів радянського тоталітарного режиму в пострадянській та західній історіографії, Kiev, Ukraine, July 21, 2012),

Interview, (Re)construyendo a Stalin, Rusia Hoy, July 2, 2012,

Publishing Perspectives:  Yale U. Press Digitizes Stalin’s Massive Personal Archive, interview by Daniel Kalder, June 22, 2012,