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  • Contributors to This Issue

Wim Coudenys specializes in the relationship between Russia and the West and in Russian historiography. He takes a keen interest in the reception of Russian literature, the history of the Russian emigration, and the relationship between fact and fiction in the representation of Russia during the interwar period. In 2014 he published a book on Russian historiography, Het geheugen van Rusland (The Memory of Russia), from which the idea for the present article grew. At present he is working on a book about Belgian-Russian military relations during World War I.

Grégory Dufaud is Researcher at the Centre de recherche médecine, sciences, santé, santé mentale, société (CERMES3) in Paris and the author of Les Tatars de Crimée et la politique soviétique des nationalités (The Crimean Tatars and Soviet Nationalities Policy [2011]). Since then, he has been interested in medicine and health, and his research now focuses mainly (but not exclusively) on psychiatry. He has also directed and published works on historiography and on the epistemology of history.

Franziska Exeler is Junior Research Fellow at Magdalene College and Mellon Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for History and Economics, University of Cambridge. She also teaches Russian, East European, and Eurasian history, as well as global history, at Freie Universität Berlin. She is currently completing a book, Wartime Ghosts: Nazi Occupation and Its Aftermath in the Soviet Union. Her “The Ambivalent State: Determining Guilt in the Post-World War II Soviet Union” is forthcoming in the Fall 2016 issue of Slavic Review.

The Jay Richard Judson Distinguished Professor of History at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Donald J. Raleigh is the author of Revolution on the Volga: 1917 in Saratov (1986); Experiencing Russia’s Civil War: Politics, Society, and Revolutionary Culture in Saratov, 1917–1922 (2002); and Soviet Baby Boomers: An Oral History of Russia’s Cold War Generation [End Page 930] (2012). He is currently working on a biography of the Soviet leader Leonid Il´ich Brezhnev.

Lara Rzesnitzek, M.D., works at the Institute for the History of Medicine Charité and Psychiatric University Hospital Charité at St. Hedwigs Hospital.

Ellie R. Schainker is the Arthur Blank Family Foundation Assistant Professor of History and Jewish Studies at Emory University and the author of Confessions of the Shtetl: Converts from Judaism in Imperial Russia, 1817–1906 (2016).

Paul W. Werth is chair of the Department of History at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas, a former editor of Kritika, and the author of The Tsar’s Foreign Faiths: Toleration and the Fate of Religious Freedom in Imperial Russia (2014).

Christoph Witzenrath is the author of Cossacks and the Russian Empire, 1598–1725: Manipulation, Rebellion, and Expansion into Siberia (2009); and the editor of Eurasian Slavery, Ransom, and Abolition in World History, 1200–1860 (2015). [End Page 931]



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