People

  • Seymour Becker
  • Professor Emeritus
  • Specialty: Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century Russia

Seymour Becker, Professor Emeritus, died on October 5, 2020, after a long illness.  A specialist in 19th and early 20th-century Russian history, Sy taught at Rutgers for four decades.  His first book, Russia's Protectorates in Central Asia: Bukhara and Khiva, 1865-1924, based on his Harvard PhD dissertation, was published by Harvard UP in 1968 and reissued by Routledge in 2004.  His second book, Nobility and Privilege in Late Imperial Russia appeared in 1985.