Golfo Alexopoulos is Associate Professor of Russian/Soviet History at the University of South Florida in Tampa. She is the author of Stalin's Outcasts: Aliens, Citizens, and the Soviet State, 1926–1936 (2003) and, most recently, "Amnesty 1945: The Revolving Door of Stalin's Gulag," Slavic Review 64, 2 (2005): 274–306.
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.
Denis Kozlov is SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, University of California, Berkeley. He is working on a monograph based on his dissertation (University of Toronto, 2005) on Soviet historical consciousness in 1945–70. He has published in Kritika, Canadian Slavonic Papers, and Dilemmas of De-Stalinization: Negotiating Cultural and Social Change in the Khrushchev Era, edited by Polly Jones (2006). He has also co-edited, with Lynne Viola, V. P. Danilov, and N. A. Ivnitskii, The War against the Peasantry, 1927–30 (2005).
Patrick O'Meara is Professor of Russian and Master of Van Mildert College, Durham University, England. His publications on the Decembrists include biographical studies of the St. Petersburg poet K. F. Ryleev (1984) and the republican leader of the Southern Society, P. I. Pestel´ (2003).
Alfred J. Rieber is Professor of History at the Central European University in Budapest and Professor Emeritus at the University of Pennsylvania. He has written on Russian social history and Soviet foreign policy. His current projects center on the comparative history of Eurasian empires. [End Page 703]
Douglas Rogers is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Miami University of Ohio. His publications include "Moonshine, Money, and the Politics of Liquidity in Rural Russia," American Ethnologist 32, 1 (2005): 63–81; and "How to Be a Khoziain in a Transforming State: State Formation and the Ethics of Governance in Post-Soviet Russia," Comparative Studies in Society and History 48, 4 (2006): 915–45. He is completing a historical ethnography entitled "Ethics after Ethics: Labor, Religion, and Moral Practice in the Russian Urals, 1698–2004."
Timothy Snyder is Professor of History at Yale University and the author, most recently, of Sketches from a Secret War: A Polish Artist's Mission to Liberate Soviet Ukraine (2005). He is presently at work on a family history of nationalism in Europe.
Melissa K. Stockdale is Associate Professor of History and O'Brien Presidential Professor at the University of Oklahoma. She is the author of Paul Miliukov and the Quest for a Liberal Russia, 1880–1918 (1996), and articles on politics, identity, and memory in late imperial and revolutionary Russia. Her current book project is "A Hard Country to Love: Patriotism and National Identity in Russia's Great War, 1914–1918."
Paul W. Werth is Associate Professor of History at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. His At the Margins of Orthodoxy: Mission, Governance, and Confessional Politics in Russia's Volga–Kama Region, 1827–1905 appeared in 2002. He is currently working on a study concerning discourses and practices of religious tolerance in Russia and their relation to the construction of a modern civil order, from Peter the Great to the outbreak of World War I, which also explores the establishment of a documentary regime through metrical books (metricheskie knigi).
Serhy Yekelchyk is Associate Professor of History and Slavic Studies at the University of Victoria, Canada. His most recent book, Stalin's Empire of Memory: Russian–Ukrainian Relations in the Soviet Historical Imagination, appeared in 2004; and his history of modern Ukraine will be published in the spring of 2007. Currently he is researching cultural life and political rituals under Stalin.