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Ph.D., Harvard University (1988)
Professor Marks is a specialist in Russian history, and teaches courses in that area as well as economic and cultural history. He has received awards for both teaching and research, among them the Alumni Distinguished Professorship, the Gentry Award for Teaching in the Humanities, and the AAH Dean’s Award for Research Accomplishments. His most recent book, How Russia Shaped the Modern World (2003), explores the influences of Russian ideas on Western and world culture; his first book, Road to Power (1991), was a study of the Trans-Siberian railroad. He came to Clemson in 1988.
How Russia Shaped the Modern World: From Art to Anti-Semitism, Ballet to Bolshevism. Princeton University Press, 2004.
Road to Power: The Trans-Siberian Railroad and the Colonization of Asian Russia. Cornell Univ. Press, 1991.
The Soviet Union's Gift to America: The Word 'Capitalism'," Society (March 2012)
“The Historical Context: Russia from 800 to 1992,” in Understanding Contemporary Russia (2009).
The Russo-Japanese War in Global Perspective, vol. II—Asian Contributors (2006) (co-editor).
Bravo, Brave Tiger of the East!": The War and the Rise of Nationalism in British Egypt and India," in The Russo-Japanese War in Global Perspective, vol. I (2005).