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joined the faculty of the University of Nevada, Las
Vegas in 1997, after receiving his PhD at the University of Michigan in
1996, and is now Professor in the Department of History. In 2004-2005 he
was visting fellow at the Slavic Research Center
at the University of Hokkaido, Japan; a fellow
at the National Humanities Center in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina in
2007-2008; and a visting fellow at the Center for Advanced study at
Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich, Germany in 2011. From 2009
until the summer of 2015 he served as one of the three editors of the
journal Kritika: Explorations
in Russian and Eurasian History.
In 2013-14 he was chair of UNLV's Faculty Senate, after that serving as
chair of UNLV's Promotion & Tenure Committee and then chair of its
Department of History. Liberation from the latter post in mid-2017 has
become a major highlight of his life.
His research has focused on the problem of religious freedom in the Russian Empire and the role of religious institutions and personnel in tsarist imperial governance. He has published articles in Social History, Slavic Review, Nationalities Papers, Kritika, Comparative Studies in Society and History, Russian Review, Ab Imperio, Cahiers du Monde russe, Journal of Modern History. His first book, At the Margins of Orthodoxy, was published with Cornell University Press in 2002, and a book of his essays in Russian translation appeared in 2012 as Православие, инославие, иноверие: Очерки по истории религиозного разнообразия Российской Империи (Новое литературное обозрение). In 2014 he completed The Tsar's Foreign Faiths: Toleration and the Fate of Religious Freedom in Imperial Russia (Oxford University Press), now available in paperback. He contributed two essays on Russia's Asian Empire to the project Empire in Asia based at the National University of Singapore. He is currently writing a book, provisionally entitled "The Year Pushkin Died," on the critical importance of the year 1837 for Russia's history.
Terrorism in the Russian Empire
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PUBLICATIONS. Below find links to several of my articles, as premitted by copyright law. Please see my CV above for a full list of publications.
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Ross, "Wives, Patients, Believers"
Manchester, "Imagining the Soviet Union"
Wirtschafter, "Russian Diplomacy"
Hamburg, "Legal Revolution under Ivan the Terrible"
Edgar, "What to Call the Children?"
Kollmann, "Conundrums of Punishment"
Hardy & Skorobogatova, "We're Talking about a Person's Life"
Peterson, "Subversion to Rebellion"