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Ryan Jones

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  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Additional Title: Ann Swindells Chair; Director of Graduate Studies
  • Phone: 541-346-4859
  • Office: 383 McKenzie Hall
  • Interests: Russia, The Pacific, Global Environment


Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, Ryan Tucker Jones holds a PhD in history from Columbia University in the City of New York. He is the author of Empire of Extinction: Russians and the Strange Beasts of the Sea (Oxford, 2014) as well as the forthcoming Red Leviathan: The Soviet Union and the Secret Destruction of the World’s Whales (University of Chicago Press).