- Contributors to This Issue
Avram Brown is Lecturer in Russian at the University of California at Davis. He received his Ph.D. in 1998 from the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of California at Berkeley with a dissertation on “Modernist Apocrypha: Contexts of the Gospel Plot in Russian Modernism.” One of his primary research interests is the theme of “theology by other means” in cultural history. He is currently working on a study of Viktor Pelevin.
Alexander Etkind is Professor on the Faculty of Political Science and Sociology of the European University in St. Petersburg, Russia. He is author of Eros nevozmozhnogo: istoriia psikhoanaliza v Rossii (1993), translated as Eros of the Impossible: The History of Psychoanalysis in Russia (1996); Sodom i Psikheia: ocherki intellektual′noi istorii Serebrianogo veka (1995); and Khlyst. Sekty, literatura i revoliutsiia (1998). His latest book, Tolkovanie puteshestvii. Rossiia i Amerika v travelogakh i intertekstakh, is in press. Etkind has taught intellectual history and Russian studies at Georgetown University and New York University, as well as in major European universities.
Igal Halfin is Assistant Professor in the History Department of Tel Aviv University. He is author of From Darkness to Light: Class, Consciousness and Salvation in Revolutionary Russia (2000). Presently he is working on a study of the communist self in the age of terror.
Stephen M. Kotkin is Associate Professor of History and currently serves as director of the Russian Studies Program at Princeton University. Among his principal publications are Magnetic Mountain: Stalinism as a Civilization (1995), Steeltown USSR: Soviet Society in the Gorbachev Era (1991), Rediscovering Russia in Asia: Siberia and the Russian Far East (co-edited with David Wolff, 1995), and Mongolia in the Twentieth Century: Landlocked Cosmopolitan (co-edited with Bruce A. Elleman, 1999). He is at work on a history of the Ob River basin 1500–2000, a short book on the Soviet collapse before and after 1991, and on a co-authored world history text.
Theodore R. Weeks is Associate Professor of History at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. He is author of Nation and State in Late Imperial Russia [End Page 223] (1996) and is currently working on a study tentatively entitled From Assimilation to Antisemitism: Poles and Jews, 1855 to 1914.
Robert C. Williams is Vail Professor of History and former Dean of Faculty/Vice President for Academic Affairs at Davidson College in Davidson, North Carolina. He is the author of Culture in Exile: Russian Emigres in Germany, 1881–1941 (1972), Artists in Revolution: Portraits of the Russian Avant-Garde, 1905–1925 (1977), Russian Art and American Money, 1900–1940 (1980), The Other Bolsheviks: Lenin and his Critics, 1904–1914 (1986), Russia Imagined: Art, Culture and National Identity, 1840–1995 (1997), and Ruling Russian Eurasia (1999). Currently he is writing an intellectual biography of Horace Greeley. His review of A. L. Khoroshkevich, Torgovlia Velikogo Novgoroda s Pribaltikoi i zapadnoi Evropoi v XIV–XV vv. was the first item to appear in Kritika, A Review of Current Soviet Books on Russian History in vol. 1, no. 1 (Fall 1964). [End Page 224]