Harry C. Merritt is a historian and Visiting Assistant Professor at Brown University.
Harry completed a Ph.D. in History at Brown University in 2020. His dissertation, “For the Homeland, Against Each Other: Latvian Soldiers in Nazi German and Soviet Service in World War II,” was defended in December 2019. His current research interests include nationalism, collective identity, interethnic relations, and the impact of war on society.
Harry holds an M.A. in History from Brown University, an M.A. in German and European Studies from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, and a B.A. in Political Science and Russian Studies from Eckerd College. Harry’s writing has been published in Nationalities Papers, The Journal of Baltic Studies, and REGION: Regional Studies of Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia, as well as in the book, Defining Latvia: Recent Explorations in History, Culture, and Politics. For details and links, please see the Academic Publications page.
Harry has also written for The Awl and Jacobin, among other outlets. See the Other Writing page for details.
CV available upon request–please send an email if interested.