Lynne Viola

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Lynne Viola
OccupationUniversity professor
Alma materBarnard College (1978)
Princeton University (1984)
Period20th century
SubjectRussian history
Notable awardsThomas Henry Pentland Molson Prize

Lynne Viola is a scholar on the Soviet Union. She is a professor at the University of Toronto and has written four books and 30 articles. In 2014, she was inducted into the Royal Society of Canada. In 2018, she was the recipient of the Thomas Henry Pentland Molson Prize.[1] In 2019, she was awarded a Killam Prize.[2]

Early life[edit]

Viola graduated from Barnard College in 1978 and received a Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1984.


  1. ^ Education News Canada website. "U of T's Lynne Viola, one of world's leading scholars on the Soviet Union, wins prestigious Molson Prize", 21 June 2018. Accessed 11 September 2018.
  2. ^ "U of T researchers awarded Killam Prizes for contributions to humanities, health sciences". University of Toronto News. Retrieved 27 April 2019.