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  • Contributors to This Issue

Michael David-Fox holds 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 the Soviet Union, 1921–1941, forthcoming in 2011.

Miriam Dobson is Lecturer in Modern History at the University of Sheffield. In 2009, she published Khrushchev’s Cold Summer: Gulag Returnees, Crime, and the Fate of Reform after Stalin, which won the 2010 Wayne S. Vucinich Book Prize. She is currently working on “The Unorthodox: Baptists and Evangelical Christians in Soviet Russia, 1944–1991.”

Ben Eklof is Professor of History at Indiana University. He continues to work on the modern history of Russian education, recently utilizing archives in the Kazan and Kirov (Viatka) regions. He is also writing a “provincial biography” of a prominent Narodnik and public figure in Viatka, Nikolai Charushin (1852–1937). His recent publications include “The Archaeology of ‘Backwardness’ in Russia: Assessing the Adequacy of Libraries for Rural Audiences in Late Imperial Russia,” in The Space of the Book: Print Culture in the Russian Social Imagination, ed. Miranda Remnek (2011); “Russia and the Soviet Union: Schooling, Citizenship, and the Reach of the State, 1870–1945” in Mass Education and the Limits of State Building, ed. Laurence Brockliss and Nicola Sheldon (2011); and “Laska i poriadok: The Daily Life of the Rural School in Late Imperial Russia,” Russian Review 69, 1 (2010): 7–29.

Victoria Frede, an editor of Kritika, teaches imperial Russian history at the University of California, Berkeley. She is the author of Doubt, Atheism, and the Nineteenth-Century Russian Intelligentsia, forthcoming in 2011. Her research spans the 18th and 19th centuries, and she is currently working on friendship in the age of sentimentalism in Russia.

Clare Griffin is a Ph.D. student at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London. Her dissertation focuses on [End Page 1013] the production and dissemination of medical knowledge by the Apothecary Chancery in 17th-century Russia.

Ann Kleimola is Professor of History at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Her recent publications include “Visions of Horses,” in Mesto Rossii v Evrope (Russia’s Place in Europe [2001]); “Cultural Convergence: The Equine Connection between Muscovy and Europe,” in The Culture of the Horse, ed. Karen Raber and Treva Tucker (2005); and “A Legacy of Kindness: V. L. Durov’s Revolutionary Approach to Animal Training,” in Other Animals: Beyond the Human in Russian Culture and History, ed. Amy Nelson and Jane Costlow (2010). Her ongoing research includes further study of animals in Rus′.

Eve Levin is Professor of History at the University of Kansas and editor of The Russian Review. She is the author of Sex and Society in the World of the Orthodox Slavs, 900–1700 (1989); and Dvoeverie i narodnaia religiia v istorii Rossii (Dual-Faith and Popular Religion in the History of Russia [2004]). Her current research focuses on conceptions of illness and healing in premodern Russia.

Mikhail Maizuls is Lecturer in the Marc Bloch Russian–French Center for Historical Anthropology, Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow. His Demony i greshniki v drevnerusskoi ikonografii: Semiotika obraza (Demons and Sinners in Old Russian Iconography: Semiotics of the Image [2011]), with D. I. Antonov, will appear in the fall of 2011. It presents initial findings from his and Antonov’s ongoing research project on the image of the Other and the Enemy (from Devil to heathens, Gentiles, heretics, foreigners, etc.) in the visual culture of the Russian Middle Ages.

Susan Smith-Peter is Associate Professor of History at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York. She has written a series of articles on the relations between Russian regions and the imperial state in journals such as The Russian Review and Kritika. She is presently at work on a manuscript on Russian regional identity and civil society from the 17th century to 1861.

Willard Sunderland teaches Russian history and is currently serving as Chair of the Department of History at the University of Cincinnati. His research focuses on the history of the Russian Empire in the...


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