Zvi Gitelman is professor of political science and Preston Tisch Professor of Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan. He is the author or editor of 17 books, including Jewish Identities in Postcommunist Russia and Ukraine: an Uncertain Ethnicity (2012), which is based on several thousand interviews. His most recent edited volume is The New Jewish Diaspora: Russian-speaking Immigrants in Israel, the U.S. and Germany (2016). His book A Century of Ambivalence: The Jews of Russia and the Soviet Union (2001) has been translated into Japanese and Russian. His current research is on World War Two and the Holocaust in the Soviet Union.