Director of the Russian Studies Program
PhD Cornell University
424 Lattimore Hall
The intersection of literature, state power, and national identity; cognitive mapping and cultural history; pre-revolutionary Russian civil society; the political essays, letters, and memoir of Alexander Herzen (1812-1870).
- The Search for a New Russian Identity
- A Herzen Reader (Northwestern, 2012; Russian edition, 2007)
- Russia's Dangerous Texts (Yale, 2004)
- Russian Village Prose (Princeton, 1992; Russian edition, 2004)
- Fifty published scholarly articles, and one hundred scholarly presentations in the US, Canada, Australia, Russia, the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Germany.
- Founding editor TOLSTOY STUDIES JOURNAL; guest editor RUSSIAN STUDIES IN HISTORY and SLAVIC AND EAST EUROPEAN JOURNAL; editorial board, SEEJ.
Russian literature and culture in a historical and political context; contemporary Russia's IR, economy, domestic politics, and social structure
- Russia Now
- Secret Nation
- Dangerous Texts
- Politics of Identity
- Russian Civilization
Honors and Activities
- Mercer Brugler Distinguished Teaching Professor
- Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies (3)
- International Research and Exchanges Board (3)
- NEH; ACLS; SSRC
- New York State Council for the Humanities
- Columbia University Seminars Publications Grant
- CHOICE magazine named RUSSIA'S DANGEROUS TEXTS as one of the "best of the best" academic books for 2005.