- Contributors to This Issue
Stephen V. Bittner received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and is currently Visiting Assistant Professor at Lafayette College. He is writing a book on the Arbat intelligentsia during the Thaw.
Michael David-Fox is Associate Professor in the Department of History at the University of Maryland. He is author of Revolution of the Mind: Higher Learning among the Bolsheviks (1997); editor of two volumes of Amerikanskaia rusistika: Vekhi istoriografii poslednikh let (Imperatorskii period, 2000; Sovetskii period, 2001); and co-editor, with György Péteri, of Academia in Upheaval: Origins, Transfers, and Transformations of the Communist Academic Regime in Russia and East Central Europe (2000). He is currently writing a book on the visits of foreign intellectuals to the early Soviet Union.
Katerina Clark is Professor of Comparative Literature and of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Yale University. She is the author of The Soviet Novel: History as Ritual (1981, 1985, and 2000); Mikhail Bakhtin (with Michael Holquist, 1984); and Petersburg, Crucible of Cultural Revolution (1995). She is currently working on a cultural history of Moscow from 1923–41 entitled Moscow, The Fourth Rome.
Sheila Fitzpatrick is the Bernadotte E. Schmitt Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago. Recent publications include an edited volume, Stalinism: New Directions (2000) and In the Shadow of Revolution: Life Stories of Russian Women from 1917 to the Second World War (co-edited with Yuri Slezkine, 2000). She is now working on a book about Stalin and Molotov.
Denis Kozlov is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History, University of Toronto. He is author of Novoangliiskii separatizm v SShA v nachale XIX veka (1997). He is currently doing research for his dissertation on post-World War II Soviet historical consciousness.
Leonid Livak is Assistant Professor of Russian Literature at the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures of the University of Toronto. His publications include articles on the Russian émigré writers Gaito Gazdanov, Iurii Fel′zen, and Boris Poplavskii. He is currently completing a monograph-length comparative study of Russian émigré and French literatures in the interwar period.
Josh Sanborn is Assistant Professor of History at Lafayette College. He recently completed a manuscript entitled Drafting the Russian Nation: Military Conscription, Total War, and Modern Identity, 1905–1925 (forthcoming). His current research is on civilian and military experiences of war and dislocation in front-line areas during World War I.
Ruth Rischin has published on texts exploring Russian-Jewish letters and culture, most recently “Is There a Christian in the Text? Vladimir Soloviev and Naum Naumov” (2001). Among her works in progress are essays on Maksim Gor′kii; Viacheslav Ivanov and Chaim Nakhman Bialik; Pavel Iushkevich and William James; Feiga Kogan and Martin Buber as theorists and translators of the Psalms; Joseph Brodsky and Abraham Joshua Heschel; and a literary biography of the Odessa-born playwright and prose fiction writer, Semen Solomonovich Iushkevich. She is co-editor of a forthcoming collection of essays, William James and Russian Culture (2002).
Richard G. Robbins, Jr. is Professor of History at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. He is the author of Famine in Russia, 1891–1892: The Imperial Government Responds to a Crisis (1975) and The Tsar’s Viceroys: Russian Provincial Governors in the Last Years of the Empire (1987). He is currently working on a biography of Vladimir Fedorovich Dzhunkovskii.