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Laurie Stoff

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Biography

     Laurie Stoff, a Principal Lecturer, came to Barrett in 2014. She specializes in Russian, East European, and women's and gender history and studies, and the history of war and society. She has extensive teaching experience at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and in honor courses, having taught at the University of Kansas, the University of Vermont, and Louisiana Tech University, where she was Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of History. She is the recipient of a number of teaching and research awards.
     Dr. Stoff’s research focuses on the intersections of gender and war, specifically, Russian women and World War I. Her first book, They Fought for the Motherland: Russia's Women Soldiers in World War I and the Revolution (University Press of Kansas, 2006), examines the experiences of the women who served as combatants during the First World War in Russia. Her second book, Russia's Sisters of Mercy and the Great War: More than Binding Men's Wounds (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2015) analyzes the participation of women in medical services during that conflict. This book has been awarded the Best Book in Slavic Studies by the Southern Conference of Slavic Studies and the Smith Award for Best Book in European History by the Southern Historical Association. As part of the international editorial team for the multi-volume project Russia's Great War and Revolution, she is lead editor for a volume exploring the frontline experiences of various participants in the war entitled Military Experience. She is currently working on several other projects, including the annotation and introduction of the wartime experiences of an American doctor who served with the Russian Army in World War I.

Education
  • Ph.D. History, University of Kansas
  • M.A. History, University of Kansas
  • B.A. History, The George Washington University 
Videos
Melikian Center Affiliate video
Research Interests

Dr. Stoff’s research focuses on the intersections of gender and war, specifically, Russian women and the Great War. Her first book, They Fought for the Motherland: Russia's Women Soldiers in World War I and the Revolution (University Press of Kansas, 2006), examines the experiences of the women who served as combatants during the First World War in Russia. Her second book, Russia's Sisters of Mercy and the Great War: More than Binding Men's Wounds (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2015) analyzes the participation of women in medical services during that conflict. This book has been awarded the Best Book in Slavic Studies by the Southern Conference of Slavic Studies and the Smith Award for Best Book in European History by the Southern Historical Association. As part of the international editorial team for the multi-volume project Russia's Great War and Revolution, she is lead editor for a volume exploring the frontline experiences of various participants in the war entitled Military Experience. She is currently working on several other projects, including the annotation and introduction of the wartime experiences of an American doctor who served with the Russian Army in World War I.

Publications

Books:

Russia’s Sisters of Mercy and the Great War: More than Binding Men’s Wounds. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2015. Winner of the Best Book in Slavic Studies, Southern Conference on Slavic Studies, 2017, and the Smith Award for Best Book in European History, Southern Historical Society, 2016.

They Fought for the Motherland: Russia’s Women Soldiers in World War I and Revolution. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2006. Special selection of the History Book Club, 2007.

  Edited Volumes:

Military Affairs in Russia’s Great War and Revolution, 1914–22, Book 1: Military Experiences. Lead editor, with Anthony Heywood, Boris Kolonitskii, and John Steinberg. Russia's Great War and Revolution Series. Bloomington: Slavica Publishers (Indiana University), forthcoming, 2019.  

The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union. Editor and contributor. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 2006: Book introduction, chapter introductions, document introductions.

 The History of Spain. Editor and contributor. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 2004: Book introduction, chapter introductions, document introductions.

   In Progress:

Surgeon Grow: An American in the Russian Fighting. Edited, annotated, and introduced. Bloomington: Slavica Publishers (Indiana University), under contract.

Articles/Book Chapters:

“Surgeon Grow: An American in the Russian Fighting,” Journal of Russian American Studies, Vol. 3, No. 1 (2019): 49-66.

“Женщины-солдаты России на фронтах Великой войны,” Русский Сборник: Россия и Война: Международный научный сборник в честь 75-летия Брюса Меннинга Vol. XXVI. Мoscow: Modest Kolerov, 2018: 672-706.

“The Sounds, Odors, and Textures of Russian Wartime Nursing,” in Tricia Starks and Matthew Romaniello, eds. Russian History through the Senses: From 1700 to the Present. New York: Bloomsbury Academic Publishing, 2016: 117-140.

“The ‘Myth of the War Experience’ and Russian Wartime Nursing in World War I,” Aspasia, The International Yearbook of Central, Eastern, and Southeastern European Women's and Gender History, Vol. 6 (2012):  96-116.

“They Fought for Russia: Female Soldiers of the First World War,” in Gerard J. DeGroot and Corinna Peniston-Bird, eds. A Soldier and a Woman: Sexual Integration in the Military. London: Longman (Pearson Education, Ltd.), 2000: 66-82.

Articles/Book Chapters In Progress:

“Russian Women in Uniform: Soldiers and Nurses,” in Barton Hacker and Margaret Vining, eds., Cutting a New Pattern: Uniformed Women in the Great War. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institute, forthcoming 2020.

“The Military Revolution and War Experience,” in Daniel Orlovsky, ed., A Companion to the Russian Revolution. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, forthcoming.

“Russia’s Sisters of Mercy of World War I: Wartime Nursing Experiences,” in Laurie Stoff, Anthony Heywood, Boris Kolonitskii, and John Steinberg, eds. Military Affairs in Russia’s Great War and Revolution, 1914–22, Book 1: Military Experiences. Lead editor, with Anthony Heywood, Boris Kolonitskii, and John Steinberg. Russia's Great War and Revolution Series. Bloomington: Slavica Publishers (Indiana University), forthcoming, 2019.

“Russia’s Women Soldiers of the Great War,” in Laurie Stoff, Anthony Heywood, Boris Kolonitskii, and John Steinberg, eds. Military Affairs in Russia’s Great War and Revolution, 1914–22, Book 1: Military Experiences. Lead editor, with Anthony Heywood, Boris Kolonitskii, and John Steinberg. Russia's Great War and Revolution Series. Bloomington: Slavica Publishers (Indiana University), forthcoming, 2019.

Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 272The Human Event
HON 394Special Topics
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 171The Human Event
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 272The Human Event
HON 394Special Topics
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 171The Human Event
HON 484Internship
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 272The Human Event
HON 370History of Ideas
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 171The Human Event
HON 394Special Topics
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 272The Human Event
HON 370History of Ideas
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 171The Human Event
HON 394Special Topics
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 272The Human Event
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 171The Human Event
Honors / Awards

Honors and Awards

2017  Best Book in Slavic Studies, Southern Conference on Slavic Studies, for Russia’s Sisters of
Mercy and the Great War: More than Binding Men’s Wounds
                                                                                         

2016 Smith Award for Best Book in European History, European History Section of the Southern
Historical Society, Russia’s Sisters of Mercy and the Great War: More than Binding
Men’s Wounds
                                                                                                                                             

2012-2014 William Y. Thompson Endowed Professorship of History, Louisiana Tech University                           

2013 Louisiana Tech University College of Liberal Arts Outstanding Research Award                                           

2012 F. Jay Taylor Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award, Louisiana Tech University                               

2007 Special Selection, History Book Club, They Fought for the Motherland: Russia’s Women
Soldiers in World War I and Revolution
                                                                                                          

1996 University of Kansas History Alumni Award for Outstanding M.A. Thesis                                                

Grants and Fellowships

2017 Melikian Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies Research Grant                                     

2012-2013 Louisiana Board of Regents Support Fund Award to Louisiana Artists and Scholars
(ATLAS) Grant                                                                                                                                          

2011 American Councils for International Education Title VIII Research Scholar Program Grant                              

2010 Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities Outreach Grant                                                                          

2010, 2008 Louisiana Tech University Student Organizational Grant Committee Program Grant                        

2009, 2007, 1996 University of Illinois Summer Research Lab Fellow                                                                   

2008 Louisiana Tech University International Summer Faculty Development Grant                                             

2007 Louisiana Tech University Summer Research Grant                                                                                    

1998-1999 University of Kansas College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Graduate School Dissertation
        Fellowship                                                                                                                                            

1997-1998  American Councils for International Education Title VIII Dissertation Research Grant                          

 1997-1998 U.S. Department of Education Title VI Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship                              

  1997 University of Kansas Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Travel Grant                                                       

Editorships

Lead editor, Military Affairs in Russia’s Great War and Revolution, 1914–22, Book 1: Military Experiences, with Anthony Heywood, Boris Kolonitskii, and John Steinberg. Bloomington: Slavice Publishers (Indiana University Press), forthcoming January 2019.

Surgeon Grow: An American in the Russian Fighting. Edited, annotated, and introduced. Bloomington: Slavic Publishers (Indiana University), forthcoming, 2019.

The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union. Editor and contributor. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 2006: Book introduction, chapter introductions, document introductions.

The History of Spain. Editor and contributor. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 2004: Book introduction, chapter introductions, document introductions.

 

Professional Associations

Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies    National Organization for Women                                               

American Association of University Women                                            Society for Military History

American Historical Association                                          Southern Conference on Slavic Studies

Association for Women in Slavic Studies                                         Southern Historical Association                                              

Faculty Women’s Association, ASU                              Southwestern Social Sciences Association  

Graduate Faculties / Mentoring History

2008-2014 Director of Graduate Studies, Department of History, Louisiana Tech University

Graduate Thesis Committees:

2014-2015 Heather Hawley, “Female Nurses and ‘Real Womanhood’ in the American Civil War”      

2011-2012 Victoria Sheppard, “Discovery, Settlement, and Stability of South Arkansas Oil
Boomtowns in the 1920s”                          

2010-2011 Chad Shelley, “Eisenhower, Macmillan and the Second Berlin Crisis: November
1958-August 1959”                                    

2010-2011 Brandy McKnight, “Jews, Commerce, and Legal Status in Septimania, 580-840,”                          

2009-2010 Emily Johnson, “Morality, Masculinity, and the Middle Class: Horatio Alger, Jr.,
 and the Success Literature of Nineteenth Century America”                                                    

2009-2010 Alexes Toomes, “A Jet to Equality: John H. Johnson, African-American
Working-Class Women, and Jet Magazine, 1951-1955”                                                           

2009-2010 Jenna Steward, “The Desegregation of Louisiana Tech University, 1965-1970”                             

Undergraduate Honors Thesis Committees

2017-2018 Sarah Murray: “Chaos, Control, and Disgust: Emotional Knowledges of Menstrual Products”        

2017-2018 (Director) D’Aundrea Walker: “Archetypes of Black Women in Contemporary American Society”                       

2017-2018 (Co-Director) Chiara Hommel: “A Morning in Vietnam: The Lives of Nurses Who Served”       

2017-2018 Lexie Vanderveen, “To Live on a Square Foot of Space: The Barriers to a Realization                                          
   of Freedom in Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment:

2016-2017 (Director) Ariana Duarte Luna: “The Role of Implicit Gender Bias in the Courtroom”                

2016-2017 (Director) Emily Jay: “What Can and Should Be Done: Responding to Sex Trafficking in Russia and Ukraine”               

Work History

Arizona State University, Barrett, the Honors College                                                                         2014-present

Faculty Affiliate: Melikian Center: Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies

                             School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies

                             Office of Veteran Academic and Military Engagement

Associate Professor, Louisiana Tech University, Department of History                                             2012-2014

        William Y. Thompson Endowed Professorship in History                                                                  2012-2014

        Director of Graduate Studies                                                                                                             2008-2014

Assistant Professor, Louisiana Tech University, Department of History                                              2006-2012

Lecturer, University of Vermont, Department of History                                                                         2004-2006

Service

Melikian Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies Center                                                     
Post-Doctoral Fellowship Search Committee                                                                                           2018

Melikian Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies Center                                                     
Curriculum Committee                                                                                                                               2018

Faculty committee, Vice Dean Search Faculty Committee, Barrett Honors College                                  2018

Board of Directors, Association for Women in Slavic Studies                                                        2018-present

Chair, Association for Women in Slavic Studies Membership Committee                                     2017-present

Chair, Barrett Honors College Faculty Search Committee                                                                 2016-2017

Barrett Honors College Mentor                                                                                                       2016-present

Barrett Honors College, Personnel Committee                                                                                2016-present

External Program Reviewer, Department of History, U.S. Military Academy, West Point                             2016

Association for Women in Slavic Studies, Membership Committee                                                 2016-present

Honors Faculty Council, Arizona State University                                                                                2015-2017

Barrett Honors College Admissions Committee                                                                                2015-present

Barrett Honors College Faculty Governance Committee, Arizona State University                              2015-2016

Barrett Honors College Faculty Search Committee, Arizona State University                                      2015-2016

Barrett Honors College Travel/Study Abroad Committee                                                                      2015-2016

Founder and organizer, Works in Progress (WIP) Sessions, Barrett Honors College,
Arizona State University                                                                                                                      2014-present

Barrett Honors College Promotion Committee           2014-present

Office of National Scholarship Advisement, Arizona State University                                                  2014-present

Faculty Women’s Association, Arizona State University                                                                       2014-present

Judge, Southern Conference of Slavic Studies, Undergraduate Paper Competition
Prize Committee                                                                                                                                        2015, 2014

Judge, Southern Conference of Slavic Studies, Graduate Paper Competition
Prize Committee                                                                                                                                        2015, 2014

Coordinator of events, “Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment,” Women’s History
Month Program, Louisiana Tech University                                                                                                        2014

Grant Reviewer, Wellcome Trust                                                                                                                        2013

Faculty Advisor, Louisiana Tech University Chapter of AAUW (American Association
of University Women)                                                                                                                                2013- 2014

Department of History Search Committee, Military History position, Louisiana
Tech University                                                                                                                                                   2013

Coordinator of events, “Women Who Made History,” Women’s History Month Program
Louisiana Tech University                                                                                                                                   2012

Grant Reviewer, Canadian Social Sciences Research Council                                                                          2011

Coordinator of events, “Women’s Experience, Past & Present,” Women’s History Month
Program, Louisiana Tech University                                                                                                                    2011

Coordinator of events, “Celebrating Women Making History,” Women’s History Month
Program, Louisiana Tech University                                                                                                                    2010

Director of Graduate Studies, Department of History, Louisiana Tech University                                       2008-2014

Chair, Department of History Graduate Committee, Louisiana Tech University                                          2008-2014

Chair, Department of History Search Committee, Modern Europe position,
Louisiana Tech University                                                                                                                                    2008

Founder and contributing member, Gender Studies Program, Louisiana Tech University                          2008-2014

Parliamentarian and Member, University Senate, Louisiana Tech University                                              2009-2010

College of Liberal Arts Representative, University Senate, Louisiana Tech University                                2007-2010

University Behavioral Standards Committee, Louisiana Tech University                                                     2008-2010

Coordinator of events, “Shaping the 21st Century: Focus on Russia” Program, Louisiana |
Tech University                                                                                                                                                      2008

Department of History Tenure and Promotion Committee, Louisiana Tech |
University                                                                                                                                                     2007- 2012

Department of History Search Committee, Middle East position, Louisiana
Tech University                                                                                                                                                      2007

Administrator, Louisiana Tech University Department of History Website                                                    2006-2014

Department of History Student Assessment Committee, Louisiana Tech University                                    2006-2009