Marcie K. Cowley is Visiting Assistant Professor of History at Michigan State University. Her current projects include Soviet inheritance in theory and practice between 1941 and 1965; inheritance between U.S. and Soviet citizens both before and after the Cold War; and criminal penalties for property-related crimes under Soviet law.
Benjamin Loring is Associate Director of the Center for Eurasian, Russian, and East European Studies at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in Washington, DC. His dissertation is titled “Building Socialism in Kyrgyzstan: Nation-Making, Rural Development, and Social Change, 1921–1932,” and he is currently researching market development in the Soviet and post-Soviet space.
Andrei Markevich is Associate Professor at the New Economic School, Moscow. He specializes in Russian and Soviet economic history and has published articles in the Journal of Economic History, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Development Economics, and Europe–Asia Studies, among others.
Maureen Perrie is Emeritus Professor of Russian History at the Centre for Russian and East European Studies, University of Birmingham. She has written a number of publications on pretenders and is currently working on concepts of the legitimacy of the monarch in 17th-century Muscovy.
Oscar Sanchez-Sibony is Assistant Professor at the University of Macau. His Red Globalization: The Political Economy of the Soviet Cold War from Stalin to Khrushchev, to be published in the spring, follows the Soviet Union’s keen participation in the capitalist world order after World War II. Among other projects, he is currently investigating the nature of money, international finance, the New Economic Policy, and the Bolsheviks’ decision to adopt the gold standard in the first place.
Andrew Sloin is Assistant Professor of History at Baruch College, City University of New York. His work focuses on the relationship among [End Page 229] economy, politics, and ethnicity in the early Soviet Union. He is currently completing a book-length project on labor, political culture, and the Jewish revolution in Belorussia, 1917–29.
William G. Wagner is Brown Professor of History at Williams College. He has published several articles and essays on women, religion, and monasticism in imperial and early Soviet Russia and is currently completing a study of the interrelationship of women, religion, and modernity titled Russian Sisters: Monasticism, Modernity, and the Nizhnii Novgorod Convent of the Exaltation of the Cross, 1764–1935. [End Page 230]