- Contributors to This Issue
Timothy K. Blauvelt is Country Director in Georgia for American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS and lectures on Soviet political history at the Center for Social Sciences at Tbilisi State University. His publications include "Status Shift and Ethnic Mobilisation in the March 1956 Events in Georgia," Europe–Asia Studies 61, 4 (2009): 651–68; "Patronage and Betrayal in the Post-Stalin Succession: The Case of Kruglov and Serov," Communist and Post-Communist Studies 41, 1 (2008): 105–20; "Abkhazia: Patronage and Power in the Stalin Era," Nationalities Papers 35, 2 (2007); and "Military Mobilization and National Identity in the Soviet Union," War and Society 21, 1 (2003): 41–62.
Brigid O'Keeffe is Assistant Professor of History at Brooklyn College, City University of New York. She earned her Ph.D. in European History at New York University in 2008. Her dissertation, "Becoming Gypsy, Sovietizing the Self, 1917–1939," examines how nationality policy facilitated Roma's self-fashioning as conscious, integrated Soviet citizens. She is presently revising her dissertation for publication as a monograph.
Malte Rolf is Assistant Professor of East European history at Leibniz Universität Hannover. His publications include Sphären von Öffentlichkeit in Gesellschaften sowjetischen Typs: Zwischen partei-staatlicher Selbstinszenierung und kirchlichen Gegenwelten / Public Spheres in Soviet- Type Societies: Between the Great Show of the Party-State and Religious Counter-Cultures (coedited with Gábor T. Rittersporn and Jan Behrends, 2003); Das sowjetische Massenfest (The Soviet Mass Festival ), translated into Russian as Sovetskie massovye prazdniki (2009); "Festivals and Dictatorship," Journal of Modern European History 3, 1 (coedited with Dietrich Beyrau, 2006); Rausch und Diktatur: Inszenierung, Mobilisierung und Kontrolle in totalitären Systemen (Rausch and Dictatorship: Staging, Mobilization, and Control in Totalitarian Systems, coedited with Arpad [End Page 455] von Klimo, 2006); and "A Hall of Mirrors: Sovietizing Culture under Stalinism," Slavic Review 68, 3 (2009): 601–30. He is currently working on a book-length project titled "The Imperial Elite in the Kingdom of Poland (1860–1914)."
Galina S. Rylkova is Associate Professor of Russian Studies at the University of Florida. She has published articles on the writings of Chekhov, Tolstoi, Dostoevskii, Nabokov, Pil´niak, and Pasternak. Her book, The Archaeology of Anxiety: The Russian Silver Age and Its Legacy (2007), describes how Russian writers, Russian intellectuals, and the public at large coped with the existential anxieties unleashed by the Bolshevik Revolution, Stalinist Terror, Khrushchev's Thaw, and Gorbachev's perestroika in 20th-century Russia. Her current research focuses on the Russian biography culture and on "The Lives and Deaths of Anton Chekhov."
Jeff Sahadeo is Associate Professor at the Institute of European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies at Carleton University. He is the author of Russian Colonial Society in Tashkent, 1865–1923 (2007) and co-editor (with Russell Zanca) of Everyday Life in Central Asia, Past and Present (2007). He is currently researching the experiences of Soviet citizens from the Caucasus and Central Asia in Leningrad and Moscow.
Erik van Ree is Assistant Professor at the Institute for European Studies of the University of Amsterdam. He is the author of The Political Thought of Joseph Stalin: A Study in Twentieth-Century Revolutionary Patriotism (2002) and, among other articles, "Reluctant Terrorists? Transcaucasian Social-Democracy, 1901–9," Europe–Asia Studies 60, 1 (2008): 127–54. His present research focuses on the history of the concept of socialism in one country. Two more articles will be published shortly.
Michael Wachtel is Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Princeton University. He is the author of The Development of Russian Verse: Meter and Its Meanings (1998) and The Cambridge Introduction to Russian Poetry (2004). Together with N. A. Bogomolov and D. O. Solodkaia, he recently published a two-volume edition of Viacheslav Ivanov's correspondence with L. D. Zinov´eva-Annibal (2009). [End Page 456]