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Per Anders Rudling (born 1974 in Karlstad)[1] is a Swedish-American historian,[2] an associate professor of the Department of History at Lund University (Sweden), specializing in the areas of nationalism. He has an MA in Russian from Uppsala University (1998), an MA in history from San Diego State University (2003), Ph.D. in history from the University of Alberta (Edmonton, Canada) (2009), and post-doc at University of Greifswald, Germany.[3] He is the author of The Rise and Fall of Belarusian Nationalism, 1906-1931, published by University of Pittsburgh,[4] devoted to the subject of present-day Belarusian nationalism from its origins until the 1930s.[5]

Per Anders Rudling
Born1974 (age 44–45)
EducationUppsala University, San Diego State University, University of Alberta
Known forThe Rise and Fall of Belarusian Nationalism, 1906–1931

Treatment of Ukrainian nationalismEdit

Rudling became the subject of international attention in October 2012 when a group of Ukrainian organizations in Canada delivered a signed protest to his employer, accusing him of betraying his own university's principles.[6] The letter came as a response to Rudling's own public criticism of the promotion and glorification of OUN-B, and the UPA, as well as Stepan Bandera, and Roman Shukhevych by Ruslan Zabily from Ukraine in his intended Canadian and American lecture tour.[7][8] Rudling delivered a communiqué from Lund to concerned universities pointing out to the role of OUN-B in the Holocaust in Ukraine and the UPA involvement in the massacres of Poles in Volhynia and Eastern Galicia.[7] He also wrote about Bandera's antisemitism and political violence during World War II leading to ethnic cleansing of not only Poles and Jews but also Ukrainians themselves.[9] In response to the Canadian-Ukrainian complaint about Rudling, an open letter was published in his support, signed by 38 scholars of the Holocaust and professors of leading universities supporting him, including Omer Bartov, Kristian Gerner, John-Paul Himka, Dovid Katz, Alexey Miller, Ruth Wodak, and Efraim Zuroff.[10]

Selected publicationsEdit

Book chaptersEdit

  • "Anti-Semitism on the Curriculum: MAUP – The Interregional Academy for Personnel Management," in Matthew Feldman and Paul Jackson (eds.) Doublespeak: The Rhetoric of the Far Right since 1945. (Stuttgart: ibidem-Verlag, 2014), 247-270.
  • "Memories of 'Holodomor' and National Socialism in Ukrainian Political Culture," in Yves Bizeul (ed.), Rekonstruktion des Nationalmythos?: Frankreich, Deutschland und die Ukraine im Vergleich (Göttingen: Vandenhoek & Ruprecht Verlag, 2013), 227-258.
  • "The Invisible Genocide: The Holocaust in Belarus," in Joanna B. Michlic and John-Paul Himka (eds.) Bringing to Light the Dark Past: The Reception of the Holocaust in Postcommunist Europe. (Lincoln: Nebraska University Press, 2013), 57-82.
  • "The Return of the Ukrainian Far Right: The Case of VO Svoboda," in Ruth Wodak and John E. Richardson (eds.) Analyzing Fascist Discourse: European Fascism in Talk and Text. (London and New York: Routledge 2013), 228-255.
  • "Anti-Semitism and the Extreme Right in Contemporary Ukraine," in Andrea Mammone, Emmanuel Godin, and Brian Jenkins (eds.), Mapping the Extreme Right in Contemporary Europe: From Local to Transnational. (London and New York: Routledge, 2012), 189-205.
  • "The Great Patriotic War and National Identity in Belarus" in Tomasz Kamusella and Krzysztof Jaksułowski (eds.), Nationalisms Across the Globe, volume I: Nationalisms Today. (Bern: Peter Lang, 2009), 199-225.
  • "Belarus in the Lukashenka Era: National Identity and Relations with Russia" in Oliver Schmidtke and Serhy Yekelchyk (eds.), Europe's Last Frontier?: Belarus, Moldova, and Ukraine between Russia and the European Union. (New York and Houndmills, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008), 55-77.[2]


  1. ^ The Algemeiner, Per Anders Rudling. The Algemeiner Jewish & Israel News. Articles by Per Anders Rudling. Retrieved 30 May 2014.
  2. ^ a b Per Anders Rudling. Lund University, Department of History, Associate Professor. Curriculum Vitae, page 17: Citizenship. Retrieved 30 May 2014.
  3. ^ Jessica Desvarieux (13 March 2014), Part one of a two-part interview with Per Anders Rudling A Socialist in Canada. The Real News Network, transcript of video interview, March 11, 2014.
  4. ^, The Rise and Fall of Belarusian Nationalism, 1906–1931 (Paperback). Book Description. Retrieved 30 May 2014.
  5. ^ Per Anders Rudling, The Rise and Fall of Belarusian Nationalism, 1906-1931 Pitt Russian East European Series, University of Pittsburgh Press, 2014. ISBN 0822963086
  6. ^ D.H. (11 October 2012), Canadian Missile Lands in Sweden. Defending History, Vol. V, No. 1727. Copies of scanned documents.
  7. ^ a b Dr. Per Anders Rudling (3 October 2012), Concerning the Zabily Speaking Tour In North America. Defending History, Vol. V, No. 1727. Ruslan Zabily's planned North American lecture tour. Retrieved 30 May 2014.
  8. ^ Per Anders Rudling (12 October 2012), Ukrainian Ultranationalists Sponsor Lecture Tour Across North American Universities. Searchlight Magazine. Northampton University, U.K.
  9. ^ Per Anders Rudling (12 October 2012), Ukrainian Ultranationalists Sponsor Lecture Tour Across North American Universities.
  10. ^ D.H. (21 October 2012), Open Letter in Support of Per Anders Rudling. Defending History, Vol. V, No. 1727. Scanned letter from 5 October 2012 which – according to authors of – has been signed by a number of leading figures of Ukrainian nationalist groups in Canada: full text.