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  • Contributors to This Issue

In August 2011, Michael David-Fox will begin a joint appointment at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and the Department of History, Georgetown University. An executive and founding editor of Kritika, he is the author of Showcasing the Great Experiment: Cultural Diplomacy and Western Visitors to Soviet Russia, 1921–1941, forthcoming in October 2011.

Christine Evans, Assistant Professor of Russian History at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, is currently working on a monograph tracing the emergence of play, competition, and open-ended narratives on Soviet television from the late 1950s to the early 1980s.

Simon Franklin is Professor of Slavonic Studies at the University of Cambridge. His publications include The Emergence of Rus´ (with Jonathan Shepard [1996]); and Writing, Society, and Culture in Early Rus, c. 950–1300 (2002). He coedited (with Emma Widdis) National Identity in Russian Culture: An Introduction (2004). He has also published on 19th- and 20th-century literature. He is currently working on a study of social and cultural aspects of information technologies in Russia before the mid-19th century.

Lyuba Grinberg is a Ph.D. candidate at the Department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies and History at New York University. She is currently finishing her dissertation, in which she examines the relationship between religious patronage and state formation in post-Mongol Eurasia.

Peter Kenez is Professor of History at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Currently he is working on a book, The Coming of the Holocaust.

Vladimir Kontorovich is Professor of Economics at Haverford College. He has published work on Soviet economic growth, reform, and collapse, as well as on the post-Soviet Russian Far East, the demographic crisis, and new business [End Page 766] formation. His latest publication is “What Did the Soviet Rulers Maximise?” (with Alexander Wein), Europe–Asia Studies 61, 9 (2009): 1579–1601.

Yanni Kotsonis, Associate Professor of History at New York University and Chair of the Department of Russian and Slavic Studies, is completing a book on the political economy of taxation in Russia from the late empire to the early Soviet Union. It is a study in fiscal politics as well as state theory, citizenship, forms of individualism, and the modern economy. Early work on this project appeared as “ ‘No Place to Go’: Taxation and State Transformation in Late Imperial and Early Soviet Russia,” Journal of Modern History 76, 3 (2004): 531–77; and “ ‘Face-to-Face’: The State, the Individual, and the Citizen in Russian Taxation, 1863–1917,” Slavic Review 63, 2 (2004): 221–46.

Adele Lindenmeyr is Professor of History and Dean of Graduate Studies in Arts and Sciences at Villanova University. A specialist on Russian social and women’s history, she has published on the history of charity, social welfare, and civil society. Her Poverty Is Not a Vice: Charity, Society, and the State in Imperial Russia (1996) received the Heldt Prize for the Best Book Published by a Woman in Slavic Studies in 1996. She is currently completing a biography of the philanthropist and Kadet Countess Sof´ia V. Panina.

Stephen Lovell is Professor of Modern History at King’s College London and an editor of Kritika. His recent publications include The Soviet Union: A Very Short Introduction (2009) and The Shadow of War: Russia and the Soviet Union, 1941 to the Present (2010). His current research interest is the history of the spoken word from the mid-19th to the mid-20th centuries.

Christopher Stolarski is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History at Johns Hopkins University. His research interests focus on art, photography, and visual culture in imperial Russia and the Soviet Union. Currently, he is completing work on his dissertation, tentatively titled “Picturing the News, Imagining Russia: The Rise of Photojournalism in Russia and the Soviet Union, 1900–1939.”

Lynne Viola is University Professor in the Department of History, University of Toronto. She is the author of Peasant Rebels under Stalin: Collectivization and the Culture of Peasant Resistance (1996) and The Unknown Gulag: The Lost World of Stalin’s Special Settlements (2007). [End Page 767]



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