William A. Clark is Associate Professor of Political Science at Louisiana State University. His work has appeared in such journals as Soviet Studies, Demokratizatsiya, Problems of Post-Communism, The Soviet and Post-Soviet Review, Europe–Asia Studies, and Electoral Studies. He is currently working on a project focusing on the Riutin Affair in Soviet politics.
Marc Elie is Researcher at the Centre d’études des mondes russe, caucasien, et centre-européen (CNRS-EHESS). He holds a doctorate in history from École des hautes études en sciences sociales in France; his thesis examines the liberation, return, and rehabilitation of Gulag prisoners after Stalin’s death. His current research focuses on disasters in the Soviet Union.
Anna Fishzon is Assistant Professor of History at Williams College, specializing in modern Russian culture. She is the author of Fandom, Authenticity, and Opera: Mad Acts and Letter Scenes in Fin-de-Siècle Russia (2013) and articles on sound recording and celebrity that appeared in Slavic Review and Russian Review. Her current book project considers late Soviet temporality and the queerness of Brezhnev-era childhood.
Sheila Fitzpatrick is Honorary Professor at the School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry, University of Sydney. She has just finished a memoir of Moscow in the 1960s, A Spy in the Archives, and is working on a book on Stalin and his team.
Yoram Gorlizki is Professor of Politics at the University of Manchester. His article in this issue derives from an ongoing project, funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council, on “Networks and Hierarchies in the Soviet Provinces, 1945–1970” (www.socialsciences.manchester.ac.uk/ sovietprovinces), which will shortly lead to a book-length monograph coauthored with Oleg Khlevniuk. [End Page 481]
Saulius Grybkauskas is Research Fellow at the Lithuanian Institute of History and Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Stanford University. Currently he is working on a book project: “The Soviet Governor-General: The Communist Party Second Secretaries in the Soviet Republics.”
John-Paul Himka is Professor of History at the University of Alberta. He is co-editor (with Joanna Michlic) of Bringing the Dark Past to Light: The Reception of the Holocaust in Postcommunist Europe (2013) and author of Last Judgment Iconography in the Carpathians (2009). Currently he is working on two large research projects. One is a photodocumentary study of Ukrainian sacral culture in Canada (Sanctuary: The Spiritual Heritage Documentation Topic). The other is a series of articles and eventual monograph on the role of Ukrainian nationalists in the Holocaust.
Kevin M. F. Platt is Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Professor in the Humanities, Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures, and Graduate Chair of the Comparative Literature Program at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of Terror and Greatness: Ivan and Peter as Russian Myths (2011, reviewed in this issue of Kritika) and History in a Grotesque Key: Russian Literature and the Idea of Revolution (1997, Russian edition 2006) and co-edited (with David Brandenberger) Epic Revisionism: Russian History and Literature as Stalinist Propaganda (2006). His current projects include a critical historiography of Russia, a study of contemporary Russian culture in Latvia, and a number of translation projects.
Randall A. Poole is Associate Professor of History at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota. He has translated and edited Problems of Idealism: Essays in Russian Social Philosophy (2003) and edited, with G. M. Hamburg, A History of Russian Philosophy, 1830–1930: Faith, Reason, and the Defense of Human Dignity (2010). In addition, he has written numerous articles and book chapters on Russian intellectual history and philosophy. [End Page 482]