Jean-Paul Depretto is Professor of Contemporary History at the Université de Toulouse, France. His publications include Les ouvriers en URSS, 1928–1941 (Workers in the USSR, 1928–41 ); Pour une histoire sociale du régime soviétique (1918–1936) (For a Social History of the Soviet Regime, 1918–36 ); "Les ouvriers en URSS: De la classe au status" (Workers in the USSR: From Class to Status), Histoire et Sociétés, no. 11 (July 2004); and "La réception du XXème Congrès dans la région de Gorki" (The Reception of the 20th Party Congress in the Gor´kii Region), forthcoming in Revue d'histoire moderne et contemporaine. He is currently working on the daily life and mentalités of Urals workers during World War II.
Mark Edele is Lecturer in History at the University of Western Australia. He has published articles in Slavic Review, Jahrbücher für Geschichte Osteuropas, and Late Stalinism: Society between Reinvention and Reconstruction, edited by Juliane Fürst (2006). Currently, Edele is working on a social history of Stalinism while finishing a monograph on the history of Soviet war veterans.
Rebecca Gould is a doctoral student in comparative literature and anthropology at Columbia University, where she is working on Georgian and North Caucasian literatures from premodernity to recent times. Her most recent publication is "Language Dreamers: Race and the Politics of Etymology in the Caucasus," in Caucasus Paradigms: Anthropologies, Histories, and the Making of a World Area, ed. Bruce Grant and Lale Yalçin-Heckman (2007).
Madhavan K. Palat's recent work includes "Rabochii" (The Worker), Jahrbücher für Geschichte Osteuropas 50, 3 (2002): 345–74. He edited Social Identities in Revolutionary Russia (2001); coedited (with Anara Tabyshalieva) History of Civilizations of Central Asia, 6: Toward the Contemporary Period: From the Mid-Nineteenth Century to the End of the Twentieth Century (2005); and contributed articles to both edited volumes. [End Page 475]
Michael C. Paul is currently a Fulbright Senior Scholar at St. Petersburg State University, where he is conducting archival research in St. Petersburg, Moscow, and Novgorod on the Novgorodian archbishops from the Muscovite conquest to the creation of the metropolitanate in 1589. He is currently preparing his book "'A Man Chosen by God': The Archiepiscopal Office in Novgorod the Great up to the Muscovite Conquest" for publication. His articles have appeared in Russian History, Church History, The Journal of Military History, and elsewhere.
Theodore R. Weeks is Associate Professor of History at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale and an associate editor of Kritika. His From Assimilation to Antisemitism: The "Jewish Question" and Polish Society, 1850–1914 appeared in 2006. He is currently at work on a multi-ethnic history of Vilnius from 1793 to 2000.
Cherie Woodworth is Visiting Assistant Professor of History at Fairfield University. Her current research addresses three inter-related fields: Muscovite state formation; narrative (chronicles, vitae, and genealogies); and medieval saints.