James Wertsch

​Vice Chancellor for International Relations
Director of the McDonnell International Scholars Academy
Professor of Sociocultural Anthropology
Professor of International and Area Studies
David R. Francis Distinguished Professor
PhD, University of Chicago
research interests:
  • Cultural Psychology
  • National and Transnational Identity
  • Russia

contact info:

mailing address:

  • WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
  • CB 1173
  • ONE BROOKINGS DR.
  • ST. LOUIS, MO 63130-4899

​Wertsch is the vice chancellor for international relations and director of the McDonnell International Scholars Academy. A professor of sociocultural anthropology, Wertsch’s topics of study are collective memory and identity, especially in Russia and other countries of the former Soviet Union, as well as in the United States.

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