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  • Contributors to This Issue

Brian J. Boeck, Associate Professor of History at DePaul University in Chicago, is completing a book dedicated to texts produced during the overlooked reign of Fedor Ivanovich (1584–98) and their defining influences on the enduring image of Ivan IV in Russian culture.

Sergei Bogatyrev, Senior Lecturer in Early Russian History at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London, is the author of The Sovereign and His Counsellors (2000), editor of Ivan Vasil´evich Receives a Profession: Studies of Ivan the Terrible in Post-Soviet Russia (2014) and The Journeys of Ivan Fedorov: New Perspectives on Early Cyrillic Printing (2017), and co-editor of History and Literature in Eighteenth-Century Russia (2013). He has authored numerous articles in leading journals, a chapter on Ivan the Terrible in the Cambridge History of Russia, and a chapter on Novgorod in Europe: A Literary History, 1348–1418 (2016). He is currently writing a monograph on dynastic memory in Rus´.

Oleg Budnitskii is Professor of History and Director of the International Center for the History and Sociology of World War II and Its Consequences at the National Research University—Higher School of Economics, Moscow. His recent books include Terrorizm v rossiiskom osvoboditel´nom dvizhenii: Ideologiia, etika, psikhologiia, 2nd exp. ed. (Terrorism in the Russian Liberation Movement: Ideology, Ethics, Psychology [2016]) and the edited volumes Prava cheloveka i imperii: V. A. Maklakov—M. A. Aldanov. Perepiska 1929–1957 (Human Rights, Imperial Rights: Vasilii Maklakov and Mark Aldanov. Correspondence, 1929–57 [2015]), which won the Yegor Gaidar Prize in 2016; and Vladimir Gelfand, Diary, 1941–1946 (2015). He is currently working on a book project, Soviet Jews at War, 1939–45.

Ryan Tucker Jones is a historian of Russia, the Pacific, and maritime environments. His book, Empire of Extinction: Russians and the North Pacific’s Strange Beasts of the Sea, 1741–1867, was published in 2014. [End Page 234]

Nancy S. Kollmann is William H. Bonsall Professor in History at Stanford University. Her monographs on early modern Russia have centered on the practice of politics in an autocracy, ranging from how kinship and marriage shaped court politics (Kinship and Politics: The Making of the Muscovite Political System, 1345–1547 [1989]), how litigations on personal honor constituted a strategy of governance (By Honor Bound: State and Society in Early Modern Russia [1999]), and how the criminal law was carried out in practice (Crime and Punishment in Early Modern Russia [2012]). Her most recent book is a survey of Russia as a Eurasian empire: The Russian Empire, 1450–1801 (2017). She is currently studying the visual image of Russia in early modern Europe through illustrations in travel accounts, maps, and other pictorial sources.

Joan Neuberger, Professor of History at The University of Texas at Austin, is the author of an eclectic range of publications, including Hooliganism: Crime and Culture in St Petersburg, 1900–1914 (1993), Ivan the Terrible: The Film Companion (2003), and Europe and the Making of Modernity, 1815–1914 (2005), as well as co-editor of Imitations of Life: Melodrama in Russia (2001), Picturing Russia: Explorations in Visual Culture (2008), and The Flying Carpet: Studies on Eisenstein and Russian Film in Honor of Naum Kleiman (2017). Her This Thing of Darkness: Eisenstein’s Ivan the Terrible in Stalin’s Russia will be published in 2018. She is also the editor of the public history websites Not Even Past and Thinking in Public: Public Scholarship at UT Austin and co-host, with Christopher Rose, of the history podcast series 15 Minute History.

Alexis Peri is Assistant Professor of History at Boston University. She published The War Within: Diaries from the Siege of Leningrad in 2017 and is working on a new project about Soviet and American women who formed pen-friendships during World War II and then tried to maintain them during the Cold War.

Isolde Thyrêt, Associate Professor of History at Kent State University, is an expert on medieval Russian women and religious culture. She is the author of Between God and Tsar: Religious Symbolism and the Royal Women of...


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