Maxim Matusevich, Ph.D.

Professor and Department Chair
Department of History

Originally from St. Petersburg, Russia, Maxim Matusevich arrived in the United States at the time of the dissolution of the Soviet Union. Professor Matusevich teaches courses in Global and African History. For many years he directed Seton Hall’s program in Russian and East European Studies and supervised a number of study abroad trips for Seton Hall students. Professor Matusevich has published extensively on the history of encounters between Africa and the Soviet Union and the history of African-American travel in the Soviet Union. His research and teaching have taken him around the world. The recipient of numerous research fellowships, he was a Fulbright Fellow in Russia, as well as a visiting researcher at Harvard University, the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C., and NYU’s Jordan Center. He also lived, taught, and conducted research in Nigeria. When not doing research and teaching Professor Matusevich indulges in essay and fiction writing and consults on documentary film projects.