TitleProfessor of History
Office BuildingWest Hall
Mailing AddressWest Hall 109
School of American & Global Studies-Box 510
Brookings, SD 57007
EducationPh.D. (2006), Marquette University
Academic Interests/ExpertiseModern World Civilization, Nazi and Soviet Europe, Imperialism
GrantsJ. William Fulbright Scholarship
Professional MembershipsAssociation for the Advancement of Baltic Studies
Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies
Creative ActivitiesPeer-Reviewed Publications:
Prigge, William D. The Bearslayers: The Rise and Fall of the Latvian National Communists. New York: Peter Lang.
Prigge, William D. “Power, Popular Opinion and the Latvian National Communists.” Journal of Baltic Studies. (Fall 2014): 305-319.
Prigge, William D. “The 1959 Latvian Purges: A Revisionist Study.” Journal of Baltic Studies. (Fall 2004): 211-230.
Prigge, William D. 2011. Sovietization, Russification and Nationalism in Post-War Latvia. In The Baltic States under Stalinist Rule. Ed. Olaf Mertelsmann. Köln: Böhlau Köln.
Prigge, William D. 2010. The Strange Death of Latvian National Communism. In From Recognition to Restoration: Latvia’s History as a Nation-State. Eds. David J. Smith, David J. Galbreath and Geoffrey Swain. Amsterdam/ New York: Rodopi.
“Latvijas nacionalo komunistu izskirosais bridis.” Diena. June 12, 2004.
“Berija Latvija—draugs vai ienaidnieks“” Diena. October 15, 2005.
Area(s) of ResearchDr. Prigge's research interest relates to the Soviet Union after the Second World War, particularly the experience within its republics and the rise of the national communists.
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