Paul Hollander, PhD

Paul Hollander is a preeminent American political sociologist and scholar of communism and is a member of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation’s National Advisory Council. Dr. Hollander was born in Hungary and fled to the West following the 1956 Hungarian Revolution. A professor emeritus of sociology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a center associate of the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University, he is author or editor of 15 books on the subject of socialism, including From Benito Mussolini to Hugo Chávez: Intellectuals and a Century of Political Hero Worship; Political Will and Personal Belief: The Decline and Fall of Soviet Communism; and the seminal work Political Pilgrims. Dr. Hollander holds a BA from the London School of Economics and a PhD from Princeton University.