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Tomas Tolvaisas

Associate Professor
Histroy and Legal studies
Winona State University
United States of America

Biography

Tomas Tolvaisas was born in Vilnius, Lithuania, and grew up on the other side of the “Iron Curtain” during the 1970s and 1980s. He first came to the United States as a participant in an international educational exchange program and attended a high school in North Carolina before pursuing further undergraduate and graduate studies in North Carolina, Indiana and New Jersey. His teaching and research areas include the Cold War, the Vietnam War, history of American foreign relations, 20th century U.S. history, American history in global perspective, Soviet history, East European history, and international history. Tomas enjoys jogging, tennis, traveling, reading, and cooking.

Research Interest

Modern and Contemporary U.S. History; American History in Global Perspective; History of American Foreign Relations; Cold War History; Vietnam War History; History of the 1960s; Russian History; Soviet and East European History; European Diplomatic History; Global History.

Publications

  • 2) Tolvaisas T. Cold War “Bridge-Building”: US Exchange Exhibits and Their Reception in the Soviet Union, 1959–1967. Journal of Cold War Studies. 2010 Nov 15;12(4):3-1.

  • 1) Cold War Communications: The Experience of American Exchange Exhibitions in the Soviet Union, 1959-1991” in Winter Kept Us Warm: Cold War Interactions Reconsidered, Sari Autio-Sarasmo and Brendan Humphreys, eds.(Helsinki: Kikimora Publications, 2010), pp. 44-59.

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