Stephen F. Jones

Stephen F. Jones (born c. 1953) is an English expert on post-Communist societies in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe who currently serves as Chair of Russian and Eurasian Studies at Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts.[1]

Jones received his B.A. in 1974 from the University of Essex, his Ph.D. from the London School of Economics in 1984.[2] He has taught at the University of California, Santa Cruz (1986), the University of London (1986-88), and at the University of Oxford (1988–89).[1]

He specializes in the history and politics of the South Caucasus nations (Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan). Stephen Jones speaks fluent Georgian and reads Russian and French fluently.[1] He has lectured at various schools in the United States and regularly briefs the CIA and U.S. State Department in the Caucasus.[1][3]

Selected publicationsEdit

  • Socialism in Georgian Colors: The European Road to Social Democracy, 1883–1917 (Harvard University Press 2005)[1]
  • War and Revolution in the Caucasus: Georgia Ablaze (Routledge 2010)[1]
  • Georgia: A Political History Since Independence (I.B. Tauris 2012)[1][4]
  • The Making of Modern Georgia, 1918-2012: The First Georgian Republic and its Successors (Routledge 2014)[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Stephen Jones". Mount Holyoke College. 2016-02-05. Retrieved 2020-10-02.
  2. ^ "Stephen F. Jones | CSS". Retrieved 2020-10-02.
  3. ^ "Stephen Jones". Mount Holyoke College. 2008-08-14. Archived from the original on 2019-04-10. Retrieved 2020-10-02.
  4. ^ "Georgia: A Political History since Independence | Wilson Center". Retrieved 2020-10-02.

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