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    Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    B.A., Ohio University


    Imagining Russian Regions: Civil Society and Subnational Identity in Nineteenth-Century Russia. Leiden: Brill, 2017. 328 pp.

    The Siberian Letters of George Kennan the Elder, 1866-1867.  Kennan Institute Occasional Papers, no. 310.  Washington, DC: The Kennan Institute, 2016. 21 pp.

    Translated into Russian as: “Sibirskie pis’ma Dzhordzha Kennan-starshego, 1866-1867 gg.,” Sibirskie istoricheskie issledovaniia [Siberian Historical Research] 2016, no. 3: 28-42.

    Co-authored with Vyacheslav Shevtsov. “Russian Society at a Provincial Scale: Ideas of Society in Provincial Newspapers,” Canadian-American Slavic Studies 50 (2016): 439-464.

    “Sweet Development: The Sugar Beet Industry, Agricultural Societies and Agrarian Transformations in the Russian Empire, 1818-1913.” Cahiers du Monde Russe 57, vol. 1 (January-March 2016): 101-123.

    “Making Empty Provinces: Eighteenth-Century Enlightenment Regionalism in Russian Provincial Journals.” REGION: Regional Studies of Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia 4, 1 (Winter 2015): 7-29.

    “’A Class of People Admitted to the Better Ranks’: The First Generation of Creoles in Russian America, 1810s-1820s.” Ethnohistory 60, 3 (Summer 2013): 363-384.

    “Russian America in Russian and American Historiography.” Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History 14, no. 1 (Winter 2013): 95-102.

    “Bringing the Provinces into Focus: Subnational Spaces in the Recent Historiography of Russia.” Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History 12, no. 4 (Fall 2011): 835-848.

    “Creating a Creole Estate in early Nineteenth-Century Russian America.” Cahiers du Monde Russe 51, no. 2-3 (April-September 2010): 441-459.

    The Russian Provincial Newspaper and Its Public, 1788-1864. The Carl Beck Papers in Russian and East European Studies, no. 1908.  Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2008.  60 pp.

    “Educating Peasant Girls for Motherhood: Religion and Primary Education in Mid-Nineteenth Century Russia.” The Russian Review 66, no. 3 (July 2007): 391-405.

    “Defining the Russian People: Konstantin Arsen’ev and Russian Statistics before 1861.” History of Science 45, no. 1 (March 2007): 47-64.

    “Russkaia statistika pervoi poloviny XIX v. v obshcheevropeiskom kontekste” [Russian statistics of the first half of the nineteenth century in the European context]. Voprosy istorii estestvoznanii i tekniki. no. 4 (Fall 2005): 125-136.

    “Provincial Public Libraries and the Law in Nicholas I’s Russia.” Library History 21 (July 2005): 103-119.

    “Books Behind the Altar: Religion, Village Libraries, and the Moscow Agricultural Society.” Russian History/ Histoire Russe 31, no. 3 (Fall 2004): 213-233 (lead article).

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