U.S. citizen born in North Carolina, USA. Lives near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Has traveled to Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Finland, United Kingdom, France, The Netherlands, Turkey, Canada, Mexico.


Ph.D. in Russian and Soviet History, 2001, Indiana University Bloomington. M.A. in Russian and Soviet History, 1992, Indiana University Bloomington. B.A. in Modern European History, 1989, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Work Shared in CORE


Other Publications

Alexander Shlyapnikov, 1885-1937: Life of an Old Bolshevik Cloth, Brill, 2015: http://www.brill.com/products/book/alexander-shlyapnikov-1885-1937 Paper, Haymarket, 2016: http://www.haymarketbooks.org/pb/Alexander-Shlyapnikov-1885-1937


Current projects: Book: Translations of Russian 1917 revolutionary leaflets and other documents (under contract) Book: Translations of documents of the Workers’ Opposition in the Russian Communist Party (under contract) Worker Oppositionists in Ukraine, 1920s-1930s Samara group of the Workers’ Opposition; Iurii Milonov Co-editor, Women East-West Newsletter: http://www.awsshome.org/newsletter.html Past projects: Translations of Russian revolutionary leaflets: https://johnriddell.wordpress.com/category/authors/barbara-allen/ and https://socialistworker.org/series/1917%3A-the-view-from-the-streets Book Review Editor, The NEP Era: Soviet Russia, 1921-1928: http://d.umn.edu/lib/d-commons/libpub/journals/NEP/

Upcoming Talks and Conferences

“A Worker Oppositionist in Stalin’s Terror: Alexander Shlyapnikov, 1934-1937.” Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA. November 7, 2017. “Worker Oppositionists in Ukraine, 1920-1937: From Intraparty Dissent to False Confessions.” The Legacy of the Russian Revolution conference, Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, PA, November 16-18, 2017. “The Workers’ Opposition in Ukraine, 1920s-1930s.” Study Group on the Russian Revolution Conference, Cardiff University, Wales, UK, January 4-6, 2017.


American Association of University Professors (AAUP) Association of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) Association for Women in Slavic Studies (AWSS) Southern Conference on Slavic Studies (SCSS) Study Group on the Russian Revolution (SGRR)

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