Mary Gibbs Jones Professor Emeritus of History
We are saddened to report that Prof. Gale Stokes passed away on November 4, 2012.
He will be deeply missed by his family, friends and Rice colleagues.
- Ph.D., Indiana University
- M.A., Indiana University
- B.A., Colgate University
Areas of Interest
- Eastern European
- Balkan History
- Western Civilization
Research and Teaching Statement
Professor Stokes is past Dean of Humanities, chair of the history department, and a three-time winner of the George R. Brown Award for Superior Teaching at Rice University. He specializes in the history of Eastern Europe, Balkan history, and nationalism. Dr. Stokes is the author of From Stalinism to Pluralism: A Documentary History of Eastern Europe Since 1945 (1996), The Walls Came Tumbling Down: The Collapse of Communism in Eastern Europe (1993), Three Eras of Political Change in Eastern Europe, and The West Transformed (1996). He received the 1994 Vucinich Prize for the best book in the field of Russian, Eurasian and East European studies from the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies. In 2003, professor Stokes served as president of the AAASS.
- Dennison Rusinow, Yugoslavia: Oblique Insights and Observations, essays collected and edited by Gale Stokes (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2008)
- Three Eras of Political Change in Eastern Europe (Oxford, 1998)
- From Stalinism to Pluralism: A Documentary History of Eastern Europe (Oxford, 1996)
- The West Transformed with Warren Hollister and Sears McGee (Fort Worth: Harcourt [now Cengage], 2000)
- The Walls Came Tumbling Down: The Collapse of Communism in Eastern Europe (Oxford, 1993)
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