Marsha Siefert

Academic Rank: 
Associate Professor
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Marsha Siefert is a communications and cultural historian, with current research projects on nineteenth-century imperial telecommunications networks and cinematic diplomacy in the Cold War.

Selected Fellowships and Awards

  • Inaugural Fellow in the Study of Russia and Ballet, Center for Ballet and the Arts & the Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia, New York University, 25 January-13 May 2016.
  • Humanities Grant (with Susan Zimmermann), “Laboring Lives: The Experience of Work in Eastern Europe,” 2015-2017.
  • Research Fellow, Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies, Ludwig Maximillian University-Munich and University of Regensburg.
  • St. Antony's College, Oxford University, Academic Visitor January-June 2014
  • Short-term grant, Kennan Institute, Washington DC, October 2013
  • Grant Partner, “Visegrad Cinemas,” Visegrad Foundation, 2011
  • Mellon Fellowship, Harry Ransom Center, 2008
  • Visiting Research Fellow, Rothermere American Institute, Oxford University, January–May 2007
  • Mobility Grants from CEU-SEP to lecture at the Department of History, the National University of "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy," Kyiv, September—October 2007, at the Faculty of Philosophy, Department of the History and Theory of Culture, and the Institute of Ethnography, University of Sofia  “Kliment Ohridsky,” May 2001; at the Department of Foreign Languages, Buryat State University, Ulan-Ude, and the Moscow State University Sociology Department, Moscow, April 2001; and at the Journalism Department at West University in Timisoara and Mass Communication Department at the University of Bucharest, Romania, January 1997
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar, Princeton University, 2000
  • Senior Associate Member, St. Antony’s College, Oxford University, Hilary term, 2000
  • Bridgebuilder's Award, Muhlenberg College, for excellence in teaching students with learning disabilities, 1995
  • Association of American Publishers Award for the "Most Outstanding Single Issue" of a Journal, “Mass Culture and Perestroika in the Soviet Union," 1991
  • U.S. Council for World Communications Year 83, Commendation for World Communications: A Handbook

Selected Professional Activities

  • Co-Editor, Historical Studies in Eastern Europe and Eurasia, CEU Press (3 volumes published)
  • Co-Editor, Longman Communication Books in International communication, Longman Publishers, (23 volumes published)
  • Co-Editor, Communications and Society Book Series, Oxford University Press, (15 volumes published)
  • Editorial Boards: Popular Music and SocietyNew Media and SocietyInternational Communication Gazette; Handbook of New Media, Interstitio: East European Review of Historical AnthropologyMedia and Religion (Moscow); Global Histories of Work (de Gruyter Oldenbourg)
  • Editor, Journal of Communication, 1985-1991, Oxford University Press, Circulation: 7,500


PhD, Communication, University of Pennsylvania
Ph.D. (Nostrification), Literature, University of Szeged
MA, Communication, University of Pennsylvania
MA, Folklore, Indiana University
BS with Distinction, Music and Literature, Indiana University