Dina Fainberg is an Associate Professor in Modern History at City, University of London.

Dina is an historian of US-Russia relations, Soviet media and propaganda, and Cold War Culture. She has earned her PhD in Modern Russian and Modern US History from Rutgers University in 2012. Dina held research fellowships at the Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis, the Center for the United States and the Cold War at New York University, and the Research Center for East European Studies at the University of Bremen. From 2013 to 2016 Dina was Assistant Professor of East European Studies at the University of Amsterdam.


  • Cold War Correspondents: Soviet and American Reporters on the Ideological Frontlines (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2021)
  • Reconsidering Stagnation in the Brezhnev Era: Ideology and Exchange Dina Fainberg and Artemy M. Kalinovsky eds., (Lexington Books, 2016)
  • A Portrait of a Journalist as a Cold War Expert, Journalism History, 41:3, 153-164, DOI: 10.1080/00947679.2015.12059126
  • Unmasking the Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing: Soviet and American Campaigns Against the Enemy’s Journalists, 1946-1953, Cold War History15(2), 2015, pp. 155–178, DOI: 10.1080/14682745.2014.978762.
  • To America in Search of a Socialist Soul: Soviet Foreign Correspondents in the U.S. in Nikolai Mikhailov and Jochen Hellbeck,(eds.), Человек и личность в истории России конец XIX – XX век (pp. 369–385), 2013. ISBN 978-5-4469-0001-5.
  • Ordinary Russians and Average Americans: How Cold War Foreign Correspondents Constructed ‘Regular People’ on the Other Side of the Iron Curtain in Eva Maria Stolberg (ed.), The Soviet Union and the United States Rivals of the Twentieth Century (Peter Lang, 2012), pp. 115–137. ISBN 978-3-631-62510-1.
  • The Heirs of the Future: Foreign Correspondents Meeting Youth on the Other Side of the Iron Curtain in Sari Autio-Sarasmo, Brendan Humphreys (eds.) Winter Kept Us Warm Cold War Interactions Reconsidered (Aleksanteri Institute, 2010), pp. 126–136. ISBN 978-952-10-6564-4.
  • Writing Moscow: Memoirs of American Journalists Who Covered the Soviet Union during the 1970s and the 1980sРоссийско-американские отношения в прошлом и настоящем образы, мифы и реальность (Российский гос. гуманитарный университет, 2007), pp. 346–356. ISBN 978-5-7281-0974-7.