Prof. Dr. Sören Urbansky

Room: GA 4/160
Phone: +49 234 32 - 22635

Curriculum Vitae


  • Since 2023 Professor of Eastern European History, Ruhr University Bochum
  • 2021–2023 Head of Pacific Office, German Historical Institute Washington / University of California, Berkeley
  • 2018–2020 Research Fellow, German Historical Institute Washington
  • 2016–2017 DAAD Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Cambridge
  • 2014–2017 Senior Lecturer in East European History, Ludwig Maximilian University Munich
  • 2014 PhD in History, University of Konstanz
  • 2009–2014 Lecturer in Chinese History, University of Freiburg
  • 2001–2007 Undergraduate and Graduate Studies in History, Russian and Chinese at European University Viadrina Frankfurt/Oder, Tsinghua University Beijing, University of California Berkeley, Heilongjiang University Harbin, and Kazan State University
  • Research Interests: History of Imperial Russia and the Soviet Union since the 19th century, Sino-Russian Relations, History of Siberia and Manchuria, History of Empires, Borders, Infrastructures, Migration, and Racism