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U.S. citizen born in North Carolina, USA. Lives near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Has traveled to Russia, 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.

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Alexander Shlyapnikov, 1885-1937: Life of an Old Bolshevik Cloth, Brill, 2015: Paper, Haymarket, 2016:


Current projects: Translations of Russian revolutionary leaflets: Translations of documents of the Workers’ Opposition in the Russian Communist Party (Bolsheviks) Worker Oppositionists in Ukraine, 1920s-1930s Samara group of the Workers’ Opposition; Iurii Milonov Co-editor, Women East-West Newsletter: Past projects: Book Review Editor, The NEP Era: Soviet Russia, 1921-1928:

Upcoming Talks and Conferences

“Alexander Shlyapnikov and the Russian Metalworkers in 1917”, Birkbeck, University of London, 6:30 p.m., 25 May 2017.


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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