Jane Burbank is Professor of History and Russian and Slavic Studies at New York University. She is the author of Intelligentsia and Revolution: Russian Views of Bolshevism, 1917–1922 (1986) and Russian Peasants Go to Court: Legal Culture in the Countryside, 1905–1917 (2004). Her current projects address the intersections of empire, law, and political practices in Russian and world history.
G. M. Hamburg is Otto M. Behr Professor of European History at Claremont McKenna College. His most recent books are Russian–Muslim Confrontation in the Caucasus (2004), with Thomas Sanders and Ernest Tucker, and In Lubianka's Shadow: The Memoirs of an American Catholic Priest in Stalin's Russia, 1934–1945 (2006). His current research focuses on the history of Russian political thought from 1700 to 1917.
Nancy Shields Kollmann is William H. Bonsall Professor in History at Stanford University and the author of By Honor Bound: State and Society in Early Modern Russia (1999), which was recently translated into Russian as Soedinennye chest´iu (2001). She is currently working on the practice of criminal law in Russia, 1497–1740.
Willard Sunderland is Associate Professor of History at the University of Cincinnati. He recently published Taming the Wild Field: Colonization and Empire on the Russian Steppe (2004).
Elise Kimerling Wirtschafter is Professor of History at California State Polytechnic University in Pomona. She is the author, most recently, of The Play of Ideas in Russian Enlightenment Theater (2003) and is currently writing "Russia's Age of Serfdom, 1649–1861."