Francesco Benvenuti is Professor of the History of Eastern Europe at the University of Bologna. He has written several books and essays on the history of the Soviet Army, industrialization, and the party apparatus, some of which have appeared in English. His most recent work is Storia della Russia contemporanea, 1853–1996 (A History of Modern Russia, 1853–1996 ).
Peter Gatrell is Professor of Economic History at the University of Manchester. He has recently published Russia's First World War: A Social and Economic History (2005) and has coedited, with Nick Baron, Homelands: War, Population, and Statehood in Eastern Europe and Russia, 1918–1924 (2004). His current projects include a book on refugees in modern world history and collaborative research on population displacement, state practice, and social experience in Russia and Eastern Europe, 1930–55.
Olga E. Glagoleva is Resident Fellow at the Centre for Russian and East European Studies, University of Toronto. She has authored numerous articles and four books, including Working with Russian Archival Documents (1998) and Dream and Reality of Russian Provincial Young Ladies, 1700–1850 (2000). Her most recent article on the history of education in Russia appeared in Grazhdanskoe vospitanie i demokratizatsiia Rossii (Civic Education and Democracy in Russia ), which she coedited with Ol´ga V. Zaslavskaia. Her current project examines the social and legal history of the Russian nobility in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Steven E. Harris is Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow at George Mason University. He is currently writing a book, "Moving to the Separate Apartment: A Social and Cultural History of Mass Housing in the Soviet Union." His next project will be a history of the Third Party Program (1961) and of communist ideology in the late Soviet period.
Olga Maiorova is Assistant Professor of Slavic Languages and Literature at the University of Michigan, where she teaches courses on 19th-century Russian literature, culture, and ideology. She coedited the two-volume Neizdannyi Leskov (The Unpublished Leskov, with K. P. Bogoevskaia and L. M. Rozenblum [1997–2000]) and has written numerous articles on various Russian writers and thinkers. Her most recent publication is " 'A Horrid Dream Did Burden Us..." (1863): Connecting Tiutchev's Imagery with the Political Rhetoric of His Era," Russian Literature 57, 1–2 (2005). Her current project focuses on representations and symbols of nationality in post-reform Russia (1860–80).
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 is due to appear in early 2006. He is currently at work on a multi-ethnic history of Vilnius from 1793 to 2000.