Yan Mann is a Clinical Assistant Professor of History and the Program Lead of the World War II Studies master’s degree program at Arizona State University. He was born in Chernovtsy, Ukraine. After spending a year in Moscow, Russia doing research on a Fulbright grant he received his doctorate at Arizona State University. He is the author of "Situating Stalin in the history of the Second World War," in the edited volume, The Memory of the Second World War in Soviet and Post-Soviet Russia. His research revolves around the relationship between individual and collective memory of the Great Patriotic War, the Stalin cult, censorship, propaganda, and the production of the war’s first official history during Khrushchev’s thaw. He specializes in the Second World War, the Soviet Union, and War and Society.