Marjorie L. Hilton


Dr. Marjorie Hilton

Dr. Marjorie Hilton

Professor of History


  • Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2003
  • M.A., University of  South Alabama, 1996
  • B.S., Louisiana State University, 1984


  • "Perspectives on Eastern European Retailing and Consumption," History of Retailing and Consumption, 4:2 (2018).
  • "Retailing in Russia and Eastern Europe," in The Routledge Companion to Retail History. Jon Stobart and Vicki Howard (ed.). London:  Routledge, 2018.
  • "The Invention of Soviet Advertising," in Material Culture in Russia and the USSR from Peter the Great to Putin: Objects, Values, Identities. Graham H. Roberts (ed.). London: Berg Books, 2017.
  • "Gender and Ideological Rivalry in Ninotchka and Cirucs: THe Capitalist and Communist Make-Over." Studies in Russan and Soviet Cinema 8:1. 2014.
  • Selling to the Masses: Retailing in Russia, 1880-1930. University of Pittsburgh Press, 2012.
  • "The Customer is Always Wrong: Consumer Complaint in Late-NEP Russia." The Russian Review 68:1, January 2009.
  • "Retailing the Revolution: THe State Department Store (GUM) and Soviet Society in the 1920s." Journal of Social History 37:4, Summer 2004.

Courses Taught

  • Imperial Russia
  • The Soviet Union, 1917-91
  • Revolution and Soviet Society
  • Soviet History at the Movies
  • Eastern European Society and Culture
  • Europe since 1914
  • Introduction to Historical Studies
  • Women and Gender in World History
  • Consumer Culture in Global Perspective
  • Comparative Revolution
  • World Civilizations and Cultures to 1500
  • World Civilizations and Cultures since 1500

Research Interests

  • Revolutionary Russia;
  • Soviet Union;
  • Modern Europe;
  • Consumer Culture;
  • Gender;
  • Film

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