David Greenstein teaches and writes about United States history with a focus on transnational, comparative, imperial, and global perspectives.

Recently, Greenstein’s work has appeared in Comparative Studies in Society and History and in Journal of American Studies. His article, “Assembling Fordizm: The Production of Automobiles, Americans, and Bolsheviks in Detroit and Early Soviet Russia,” received the 2015 Joseph Ward Swain Prize for most outstanding graduate publication from the Department of History at the University of Illinois.  He is currently completing a project on  connections between Americans and Russians during economic, cultural, military, and humanitarian endeavors in the decade following the Bolshevik Revolution.

Last year David Greenstein taught courses covering United States history from interactions between indigenous peoples and European empires up to the present. This year he is developing courses from inside the archives. In the spring, Greenstein will teach a course that gives class members the unique opportunity to explore local, national, and global connections using local archival materials.