- Contributors to This Issue
Yves Cohen is Directeur d'études at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris. He is a co-editor of Observer le travail: Histoire, ethnographie, approches combinées (Observing Work: History, Ethnography, Combined Approaches ). He is now completing a book on the emergence of cultures and practices of leadership and authority in France, the Soviet Union, the United States of America, and Germany from 1890 to 1940.
Michael Confino is Emeritus Professor of History at Tel Aviv University and a member of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities. The most recent of his many publications include Tradition and Dissent in Russian History: Essays in Ideas, Politics, and Society (forthcoming); "The New Russian Historiography, and the Old: Some Considerations," History and Memory 21, 2 (2009): 7–33; and "Questions of Comparability: Russian Serfdom and American Slavery," in Explorations in Comparative History, ed. Benjamin Z. Kedar (2009): 92–112. He is currently working on The Historian's Craft and Historical Consciousness in Contemporary Culture and Society.
R. W. Davies is Emeritus Professor of Soviet Economic Studies in the Centre for Russian and East European Studies, University of Birmingham, UK, of which he was the founding director (1963–79). He is writing a multivolume Industrialisation of Soviet Russia, the fifth volume of which (jointly with Stephen G. Wheatcroft), The Years of Hunger: Soviet Agriculture, 1931–1933, was published in 2004.
Chia Yin Hsu is Assistant Professor of History at Portland State University. She has published, "A Tale of Two Railroads: 'Yellow Labor,' Agrarian Colonization, and the Making of Russianness at the Far Eastern Frontier, 1890s–1910s," Ab Imperio, no. 3 (2006). She is currently working on the Chinese Eastern Railroad and Russian visions of global cities at the empire's far eastern frontier from the 1900s to the 1930s. [End Page 214]
Ethan Pollock is Associate Professor of History at Brown University, where he also has a courtesy appointment in the Department of Slavic Languages. He is the author of Stalin and the Soviet Science Wars (2006) and is currently writing a history of the bania.
Cherie Woodworth is an independent scholar working out of the Center for Comparative Research and Medieval Studies Program at Yale. A specialist in medieval and early modern Slavic history, she is writing a book on the formation of the Muscovite state in the 15th and 16th centuries in the context of the political culture of the western steppe. Recent articles include "Ocean and Steppe: Early Modern World Empires," Journal of Early Modern History 11, 6 (2007): 501–18; "The Birth of the Captive Autocracy," Journal of Early Modern History 13, 1 (2009): 49–62; and "Sophia and the Golden Belt," Russian Review 68, 2 (2009): 187–98. [End Page 215]