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Laurie Manchester

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Assoc Professor of History
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 4302
Assoc Professor of History
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 4302
Assoc Professor of History
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 4302
Biography

A native of New England, Laurie Manchester received her Ph.D. in history from Columbia University. She is a historian of Russia. She studied in the Soviet Union and has made dozens of extended visits to Russia. To date she has worked in over twenty archives in seven cities in Russia, and over a dozen of archives in the United States and Europe. She is the author of Holy Fathers, Secular Sons: Clergy, Intelligentsia, and the Modern Self in Revolutionary Russia which won the 2009 Vucinich prize from the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies for the most important contribution to Russian, Eurasian and East European Studies in any field of the humanities or social sciences. Her book, and most of her recent articles, have been translated into Russian. She has published articles in the following peer reviewed journals: The Journal of Modern HistoryImmigrants and Minorities: Historical Studies in Ethnicity, Migration and DiasporaKritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian HistoryJahrbücher für Geschichte OsteuropasDiaspora: A Transnational JournalRussian History and Slavic Review. Currently she is writing her second book, titled The Real Russians Return: Repatriates from China to the U.S.S.R. For this project she has conducted nearly one hundred oral interviews, mainly in the Urals and Siberia. She has presented her work at conferences and universities all over the United States and in the United Kingdom, Russia, Germany, Israel and Poland.

Professor Manchester has been the recipient of research fellowships from institutions such as Fulbright, the Woodrow Wilson Center, the National Council for Eurasian and East European Research, Harvard University, and the Social Science Research Center.

Professor Manchester teaches the required capstone undergraduate course (HST 495) focusing on the Russian Revolution. She also teaches Western Civilization: The French Revolution to the European Union (HST 104), as well as the Soviet Experiment (HST 436) and the Russian Empire (HST 435). She teaches a graduate seminar on Oral History and Biography and is developing an on-line course titled "Stalin to Putin through Film."

Professor Manchester has served as a referee of scholarly journal articles and manuscripts for numerous scholarly journals and university presses, and a reviewer for national and international fellowships.

 

 

 

Education

Columbia University, Ph.D. 1995

Wellesley College, B.A.1985

Research Interests

Russia, cultural history, ethnic return migration, diaspora studies, national

identity, travel, revolution, gender, comparative colonialism, historiography, methodology, collective memory, self-fashioning, private life, autobiographical practices, religion.    

Publications

Forthcoming: Автобиографика и православие в России кон. XVII–начала XX вв.: вера и личность в меняющемся обществе [Autobiography and Orthodoxy in Russia from the End of the 18th to the Beginning of the Twentieth Century: Faith and Selfhood in a Changing Society], co-edited with Denis Sdvižkov (Moscow, Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie, 2018).

Forthcoming: “The Emergence and Meanings of the Turn Toward Autobiographical Practices   in Russian Orthodox Parish Clergymen’s Obituaries in Late Imperial Russia,”forthcoming in Автобиографика и православие в России кон. XVII–начала   XX вв.: вера и личность в меняющемся обществе, eds. Laurie Manchester and Denis Sdvižkov (Moscow: Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie, 2018).

"Making Russian Émigrés into Soviet Citizens: The Particularities of the Russian Diaspora in Manchuria and Repatriation to the USSR after Stalin’s Death,” in Историк, Время, Общество: Сбонрик посвященный 90-летию член-корреспондента РАН Рафаела Шоломовича Ганелина [Historian, Time, Society: A Collection Dedicated to the Ninetieth Year of Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences Raphael Sholomovich Ganelin] (1926–2014) (Moscow: Novy Khronograf, 2017):487-502.

"How Statelessness Can Force Individual Refugees to Redefine their Ethnicity: What Can be Learned from Russian Emigrés Dispersed to Six Continents in the Inter-war Period.” Immigrants and Minorities: Historical Studies in Ethnicity, Migration and Diaspora, vol.34, no.1 (2016):70-91.

Interviewed along with 18 scholars of Russia from four countries for a special issue on Slavery Studies and its Intellectual Legacy and Cultural Memory. Новое литературное обозрение [The New Literary Review], 2016, vol. 41,  no.5:155-156, 163-164, 170, 178-179. 

Popovichi v miru: dukhovenstvo, intelligentsiia, i stanovlenie sovremmenogo samosozaniia v Rossii, Moscow: Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie, 2015. 

Review of Emily Baran, Dissent on the Margins: How Soviet Jehovah’s Witnesses Defied Communism and Lived to Preach About It, The American Historical Review, vol.120, no.3 (June, 2015): 1141-1142.

Review of Catherine Evtuhov, Portrait of a Russian Province: Economy, Society, and Civilization in Nineteenth-Century Nizhnii Novgorod, Journal of Social History, vol.48, no.3 (Spring, 2015):740-742.

“Этническая идентичность как вынужденный выбор в условиях диаспоры: парадокс сохранения и проблематизация «русскости» в мировом масштабе среди эмигрантов первой волны в период коллективизатция,” [Ethnic Identity as a Necessary Choice in the Conditions of Diaspora: The Paradox of Preserving and Problematizing “Russianness” on a Global Scale among First Wave Émigrés during Collectivization] Новое литературное обозрение (The New Literary Review), vol. 127, no 3 (June, 2014):216-234.

“An Obituary of Priest Ioann Mikhailovich Orlovskii, 1905,” in Orthodox Christianity in Imperial Russia: A Source Book on Lived Religion, ed. Heather Coleman (Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2014):172-183 (refereed volume).

“The Diary of a Priest,” in Orthodox Christianity in Imperial Russia: A Source Book on Lived Religion, ed. Heather Coleman (Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2014):85-94 (refereed volume).

“Как советизация школ и молодежных организаций в Маньчжурии в 1945 г. повлияла на репатриацию русских эмигрантов в СССР” [“The Sovietization of Schools in Manchuria after 1945 and its Effect on the Repatriation of Russians to the USSR”] in История образования и просвещенния в Сибири и казакстане: сборник научных статктической конференции [The History of Education and Enlightenment in Siberia and Kazakhstan], ed. I.E. Skandakov (Omsk: Izdatel’stvo Amfora, 2014): 161-169. Reprinted in: Актиальные проблем изучения история стран Азиатско-Тихоокеанском раионе в 19-21 вв.  [Problematizing the Study of the History of the Countries of the Asian-Pacific Region in the 19th to 21rst Centuries] (Khabarovsk, 2014):193-201.

“Colonial Impulses among First Wave Russian Émigrés in Africa, China and South America,” NCEEER working paper, http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/nceeer/2013_827-07_Manchester.pdf.                

“Repatriation to a Totalitarian Homeland: The Ambiguous Alterity of Russian Repatriates from China to the U.S.S.R.” Diaspora: A Journal of Transnational Studies, vol.16, no.3 (Winter 2007*):353-388. *This journal is 6 years behind schedule.

Review of Barbara Alpern Engel, Breaking The Ties that Bound: The Politics of Marital Strife in Late Imperial Russia, The Journal of Modern History, vol.85, no.3 (September, 2013):729-731.

“Носители дореволюционных традиций становятся советскими гражданами: Возвращение русских из Китая в СССР” [“Bearers of Pre-Revolutionary Traditions become Soviet citizens: The Return of Russians from China to the USSR”] in Человек и личность как предмет исторического исследования: Россия (конец XIX - XX в. [History and  Subjectivity: The Role of Personality in Twentieth Century Russia], ed. Nikolai Mikhailov (St. Petersburg: Evropeiskii Dom, 2013): 329-354.     

“Cельские матушки и поповны как “агенты просвещении” в россииской деревне: позднеимперский период” [“Rural Priests’ Wives and Daughters as  “Agents of Enlightenment” in the Russian Countryside in the Late Imperial Period”] in Там, Внутри: Практики внуытренней колонизации в культурной истории России [Over There, In the Interior: Practices of Internal Colonization in the Cultural History of Russia], eds. Alexander Etkind, Dirk Uffelmann, Ilia Kukulin (Moscow: Novoe literaturnoe  obozrenie, 2012):317-348.

“A Reply to my Critics: Or the Confessions of an Unrepenent Interdisciplinarian.” Ab Imperio: Studies of New Imperial History and Nationalism in the Post-Soviet Space, 2 (2012):488-497.

“Gender and Social Estate as Nationality: Orthodox Clergymen’s Wives and Daughters as Civilizing Agents in Late Imperial Russia.” The Journal of Modern History, vol. 83, no.1 (March 2011):48-77.

Review of Robert Greene, Bodies like Bright Stars: Saints and Relics in Orthodox Russia, Slavic Review. vol.70, no.3 (Fall, 2011):694-695.

“Contradictions at the Heart of Russian Liberalism: Pavel Miliukov’s Image of Peter the Great and Use of the Role of Personality in History as an Academic, Politician, and an Émigré,” Russian History, vol. 37, no.2 (May 2010):102-132.

Review of Heather Coleman, Russian Baptists and Spiritual Revolution, 1905-1929, The American Historical Review, vol.114, no.3 (June, 2009):864-865.

Holy Fathers, Secular Sons: Clergy, Intelligentsia, and the Modern Self in Revolutionary Russia (Studies of the Harriman Institute) (Northern Illinois University Press, 2008; paperback 2011).

“Commonalities of Modern Political Discourse: Three Paths of Activism in Late Imperial Russia’s Alternative Intelligentsia,” Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History, vol.8, no.4 (Fall 2007):715-48.

Review of Valerie Kivelson and Robert H. Greene (eds.), Orthodox Russia: Belief and Practices under the Tsars, Social History, vol.31, no.1 (February, 2006):121-123.

Сергей Елпаьевский: сын священника, врач, писатель,” [“Sergei Elpat’evskii: Priest’s Son, Doctor, Writer”], Rozhdestvenskii sbornik 11 (2004):48-52.Reprinted as: “Сын священника, врач, писатель: Сергей Елпатьевский, “ [Son of a Priest, Doctor and Writer: Sergei Elpat’evskii”], in Традиционные общества: неизвестное прошлое [Traditional Societies: An Unknown Past], ed. D.V. Charykov (Cheliabinsk, 2014):171-174. Also reprinted as: “Судьба поповича: врач и писатель Сергей Елпаьевский и его воспоминания об отце,” [“The Fate of a Popovich: Doctor and Writer Sergei   Elpatevskii and his Memoirs about his Father”] in Makar’evskie chteniia: Materialy sed’moi mezhdunarodnoi konferentsii, ed. V.G. Babin (Gorno-Altaisk, 2008), 156-160.

“Harbingers of Modernity, Bearers of Tradition: Popovichi as a Model Intelligentsia Self in Revolutionary Russia,” Jahrbücher für Geschichte Osteuropas, vol.50, no.3 (2002):321-344.

Review of William B. Husband, “Godless Communists”: Atheism and Society in Soviet Russia, 1917-1932, Catholic Historical Review, vol.88, no.3 (July, 2002):606-608.

Review of Laura Engelstein, Castration and the Heavenly Kingdom: A Russian Fairy Tale, The Journal of Modern History, vol. 73, no.3 (September, 2001):714-716

Review of E.A. Vishlenkova, Dukhovnaia shkola v Rossii pervoi chetverti XIX veka [Clerical Schools in Russia in the First Quarter of the Nineteenth Century], Slavic Review, vol.59, no.3 (Fall, 2000):663-664. 

"The Secularization of the Search for Salvation: The Self-Fashioning of Orthodox Clergymen's Sons in Late Imperial Russia," Slavic Review, vol.57, no.1 (Spring, 1998):50-76.

 

Research Activity

EXTERNAL FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS

2011-2013 Research Fellowship, National Council for Eurasian and East European Research ($40,000).

2009  Vucinich Book Prize for the most important contribution to Russian, Eurasian, and East European studies in any field of the humanities or social sciences (American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies).

2007  Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies of the Woodrow Wilson Center, Short-Term Grant ($3,100).

1999, 1996  Harriman Institute of Columbia University Semester Post-Doctoral Fellowship.

1997 International Research Exchange Short-Term Fellowship to Russia.

1996-1997  Davis Center for Russian Studies of Harvard University Post-Doctoral Fellowship.

1995  Kennan Institute, Nine Month Post-Doctoral Research Scholarship.

1993-1994  Social Science Research Council Dissertation Writing Fellowship; Charlotte W. Newcombe Fellowship; Kennan Institute, Short Term Grant.

1991-1992   Fulbright‑Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship to USSR and Finland; International Research Exchange Academic Year Fellowship to the Soviet Union.   

CO-ORGANIZED INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES:

“The Sacral and the Secular in Autobiographical Practices of the Modern Period (Eighteenth toEarly Twentieth Centuries),” held at the German Historical Institute in Moscow June 3-4, 2016.

“France in the Long Nineteenth Century: In the Honor of Rachel Fuchs,” held at Arizona State University on April 12, 2014.

PRESENTATIONS

External Juried Conference Papers

Roundtable participant for the panel “The Politics of Memory: Contrasting the Experience of Conducting Oral Histories in Various Post-Soviet Countries.” To be Presented at the Forty-Eighth Convention of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, Chicago on November 11, 2017.

Roundtable participant for the panel “Does the Russian Diaspora Still Exist in the West?” Presented at the Forty-Seventh Convention of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, Washington, D.C. on November 20, 2016.

Roundtable participant for the panel “Orthodoxy and Autobiographical Practices in Imperial Russia.” Presented at the Forty-Seventh Convention of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, Washington, D.C. on November 19, 2016.

“The Development in Post-Soviet Russia of an Alternative Concept of  Russianness among Post-War Repatriates from China Living in Siberia and the Urals.” Presented at “Centrifugal Forces: Reading Russia’s Regional Identities and Initiatives” at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, on March 27, 2015.

Discussant for the panel “Orthodox Clerical Education and Russian Imperial Power in 19th-Century Ukraine.” Presented at the Forty-Sixth  Convention of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, San Antonio, Texas on November 23, 2014.

Roundtable participant. “Asymmetries of Power: Articulating Colonial  Agencies in Eurasia’s Past and Present.” Presented at the Forty-Sixth Convention of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian  Studies, San Antonio, Texas on November 23, 2014.

Roundtable participant, “Repatriating Russian Émigrés Archives or Erasing the Existence of a Diaspora?” Presented at the Forty-Fifth Convention of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, Boston, on November 24, 2013.

"Realizing ‘Real’ Russians Don’t Live in Soviet Russia: Russian Repatriates Born in China Narrate their First Impressions of their Historic Homeland.” Presented at the Forty-Fifth Convention of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, Boston, on November 23, 2013.

Roundtable participant, “Where, How and When was the Russian Empire Colonial?” Round table participant at the Forty-Second Convention of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, Los Angeles, November 20, 2010.

“Bearers of Pre-Revolutionary Russian Traditions Become Soviet Citizens: The Self-Fashioning of Post-War Returnees from China.” Presented at the St. Petersburg International Colloquium, “History and Subjectivity in Russia”, June 8, 2010 (in Russian).

“Redefining the Nation: The Russian Diaspora’s Attempt to Forge a New Ethnicity during Stalin’s Revolution from Above.” Presented at the Forty-First National Convention of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, Boston, November, 2009.

“Social Estate Functioning as Race: Late Imperial Russian Orthodox Clergywomen as Agents of Internal Colonization.” Presented at the Forty-Seventh Southern Slavic Conference, Charlottesville, VA, March, 2009.

“The Colonial World through Russian Eyes: Russian Refugees in Africa and China in the 1920s and 30s.” Presented at The Historical Society’s 2008 Conference “Migration, Diaspora, Ethnicity and Nationalism in History” at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland on June 6, 2008.

“Representations of China and Africa in Russian Émigré Personal Texts.” Presented at the Thirty-Ninth National Convention of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, New Orleans, November 17, 2007.

Roundtable participant, “Was the Russian Orthodox Church on the Verge of a  Reformation in 1917?” at the Thirty-Seventh National Convention of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, Salt Lake City, November 3, 2005.

“Using Autobiographies to Construct an Alternative “National” Culture: Popovichi as a Key to Redefining Identity in Late Imperial Russia” Presented at the Seventh World Congress of the International Council for Central and East European Studies, Berlin, Germany, July 26, 2005.

“An Inegalitarian Society: Russian Orthodox Conceptions of Social Estates as Sinful or Virtuous”. Presented at the Thirty-Fifth National Convention of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, Toronto, Canada, November 23, 2003.

Roundtable participant, “Incorporating Orthodoxy into Russian and Soviet History Survey Courses.” Presented at the Thirty-Third National Convention of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, Arlington, VA, on November 18, 2001.

Discussant for the panel, “Key Concepts in Russian History, Seventeenth-Twentieth Centuries.” Presented at the Thirty-First National Convention of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, St. Louis, MO, November 19, 1999.

Discussant for the panel, “Russian Orthodoxy and Autocracy in the Late Imperial Period.” Presented at the Thirty-First National Convention of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, St. Louis, MO, November 20, 1999.

"Gender and Pastoral Care: Shifting Conceptions of Parish Service and the Role of Clerical Women in Imperial Russia." Presented at the Annual Meeting of the New England Slavic Association, Wellesley, MA, April 19, 1997.

"Eve Resurrected: The Ambivalent Representations of Clerical Women in Late Imperial Russia." Presented at the Twenty-Eighth National Convention of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, Boston, MA, November 16, 1996.

"Toward an Intelligentsia Mentalité: The Common Patterns of Behavior and Autobiographical Reconstructions of Orthodox Clergymen's Sons in Post-Reform Russia." Presented at the Annual Meeting of the New England Slavic Association, Worcester, MA, April 20, 1996. 

"The Intelligentsia and Secularization of Religious Values: The Case of Orthodox Clergymen's Sons in Late Imperial Russia." Presented at the Twenty-Seventh National Convention of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, Washington, D.C., October 26, 1995.

"Secular Asceticism: The Contribution of Orthodox Clergymen's Sons to the Russian Intelligentsia." Presented at the Fifth World Congress of the International Council for Central and East European Studies, Warsaw, Poland, August 9, 1995.  

"Clerical Upbringing and Its Contribution to the World View of Russian Orthodox Clergymen's Sons." Presented at the Twenty-Fifth National Convention of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, Honolulu, Hawaii, November, 21, 1993.

External Invited Talks:

"Imagining the Soviet Union from Abroad: How Post-War Manchurian Russians Reconceptualized their Historic Homeland." Presented at the Inaugural Desert Workshop in Russian History, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, March 1, 2017.

Opening and concluding remarks at the conference “The Sacral and the Secular in Autobiographical Practices of the Modern Period (Eighteenth to Early Twentieth Centuries),” held at the German Historical Institute in Moscow June 3-4, 2016.

Discussant for the panel, “The Soviet Period,” on June 4, 2016 at the conference “The Sacral and the Secular in Autobiographical Practices of the Modern Period (Eighteenth to Early Twentieth Centuries),” held at the German Historical Institute in Moscow.

“How A Single Genre Can Tell Us Nearly Everything We Want to Know About  the Parish Clergy: Orthodox Clergymen’s Obituaries as  Autobiographical, Biographical, Ethnographic and Prescriptive Texts that Shed Light on the National Discourse in Late Imperial Russia.” Presented on June 4, 2016 at the conference “The Sacral and the Secular in Autobiographical Practices of the Modern Period (Eighteenth to Early Twentieth Centuries),”  held at the German Historical Institute in Moscow.

“Ethnic Return Migration to a Totalitarian Country that Undergoes a Revolution: The Shifting Identities of Russian Repatriates from China Before and After the Collapse of the Soviet Union.” Presented on May 21, 2015 at the School of Public Administration of Moscow State University (in Russian).

“Can Stateless Refugees be Colonizers? Colonial Impulses among First Wave Russian Émigrés in Africa, China and South America.” Presented at the Russian History Workshop at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor on February 10, 2015.

“Crafting Identities Independent of a Totalitarian State: How Russian Repatriates from China Formed a Collective Identity that Verges on a New Ethnicity.” Presented at the Literature and Culture Seminar at Harvard University on March 13, 2014.

“Situating’ America’s Russian-speaking Refugees and Immigrants: Transnational and National Disciplinary Contexts.” Presented at the NEH Summer Institute "America's Russian-Speaking Immigrants and Refugees: 20th Century Migration and Memory" at Columbia University on June 10, 2013. 

“The Real Russians Return: Repatriates from China to the U.S.S.R.” Presented on March 25, 2013 to the History Faculty at St. Anthony’s College, Oxford  University.

"A Missionizing Diaspora: Colonial Fantasies Among First Wave Émigrés ." Presented on March 31, 2012 at Amherst College’s Symposium on Émigré Encounters: Exiles and Their Legacies.

“How the Religious Roots of the Russian Revolution Lead Scholars Astray.” Presented at Cambridge University as part of the conference “Religion, Revolution and Memory” on October 1, 2011.

“The Colonial Imagination among Stateless Refugees: Russian First Wave Émigrés in Africa, China and South America.” Presented to the Center for Russian and East European Studies of Stanford University on May 20, 2011.

Obituary of Priest Ioann Mikhailovich Orlovskii, 1905” and “Diary of Archpriest I. G., 1871.” Presented at “Faith and Story in Imperial Russia” held at the University of Alberta, Canada on October 1, 2010.          

“Can Stateless Refugees be Colonists? Attempts to Recreate Imperial Russia by First Wave Émigrés in Africa, China and South America.” Presented at the Institute of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies at the University of California at Berkeley on January 28, 2009.

“Political Usage of the Private: Late Imperial Russian Clerical Childhoods as Heaven on Earth.” Presented to the Russian History Workshop at the University of California at Berkeley, February 15, 2005.

“A Secular Priesthood: Clergymen’s Sons and a Revolution of the Self in Imperial Russia.” Presented to the History Department at the University of California at Berkeley, February 14, 2005.

“Bearers of Tradition, Harbingers of Modernity: The Orthodox Origins of Intelli­gentsia Ethos.” Presented to the Center for Russian and East European Studies and the Department of History of Stanford University, May 10, 2001.

“The Religious Dimensions of the Modern Self: A Lesson from “Backward” Russia.” Presented at the Workshop on Modern European History at the University of Arizona, February 2, 2001.

“The Other Intelligentsia: Orthodoxy and Modern Selfhood in Imperial Russia.” Presented at the University Seminar on Slavic History and Culture, Columbia University, March 3, 2000.

“Orthodoxy, Secularization, and the Modern Self: From Clergy to Intelligentsia in Late Imperial Russia.” Presented at the Russian History Workshop of The Harriman Institute at Columbia University, April 30, 1999.

“Christian Self-Fashioning and Modernity: The Case of Late Imperial Russia” Presented at the “Revolution and the Making of Modern Political Identity,” conference held at Tel Aviv University, January 13, 1999.

"Between Priest and People: Representations of Parish Clergywomen in Imperial Russia." Presented at the Davis Center for Russian Studies at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, December 12, 1997.

"Holy Exodus: Departure from the Clerical Estate in Imperial Russia." Presented at the Davis Center for Russian Studies at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, May 20, 1997.

"The Secularization of the Quest for Salvation: The Common Ways of Thinking which Link Russian Revolutionaries, Theologians and Professionals."  Presented at the Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies of the Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington, D.C., December 11, 1995.

 

Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 104West Civ: French Rev to EU
HST 591Seminar
HST 792Research
HST 799Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 435The Russian Empire
HST 436The Soviet Experiment
HST 792Research
HST 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 104West Civ: French Rev to EU
HST 495Methods of Historical Inquiry
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 790Reading and Conference
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 104West Civ: French Rev to EU
HST 495Methods of Historical Inquiry
HST 790Reading and Conference
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 104Western Civilization
HST 354Revolutionary Europe
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 436The Soviet Experiment
HST 500Research Methods
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 300Historical Inquiry
HST 354Revolutionary Europe
HST 590Reading and Conference
HST 790Reading and Conference
Honors / Awards

2013 L. Christian Smith Teaching Excellence Award

2009 Vucinich Book Prize for the most important contribution to Russian, Eurasian, and European studies in any field of the humanities or social sciences (American Association for Advancement of Slavic Studies).

2002 Last Lecture Teaching Award.

Service
  • Member, Advisory Board, Institute for Humanities Research (2017-2019)

  • Member, Fulbright Internal Interviewing Committee (2017)

  • “Daily Life in Russia after the Start of the New Cold War.” Presentation delivered to the Spirit of the Senses Salon, Paradise Valley, August 28, 2017.

  • Outside Tenure Review (2016)

  • Reviewer of book proposals: Bloomsburg Publishing (2015)

  • Laurie Manchester and Brian Horowitz (Tulane University), "Cosmopolitanism and Historic Homelands: Ethnic Return Migration to and from the Soviet Union," Presented at the Institute for Humanities Research, ASU, October, 2015.

  • “Russian Orthodoxy in China and the Piety of Repatriates from China to the  U.S.S.R.” Presentation delivered at St. Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral on September 5, 2015, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

  • Discussant and chair for panels at ASU Conference "Post-Atheism: Religion, Society and Culture in post-Communist Eastern Europe and Eurasia" (2013).

  • Chair, conference held at ASU in Fall 2011 on Ukraine.

  • Faculty Facilitator, International Dissertation Research Fellows’ Workshop, Social Science Research Council, Portland, Oregon, October 13-17, 2011.

  • “The Russian Revolution.” Presentation delivered to the Arizona Academic    Decathlon Coaches, September 7, 2012, Tempe, AZ.

  • Scheduling committee member for the Forty-Third Convention of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (2011).

  • Faculty Women's Association, Presented on roundtable on Manging Family Obligations and Academia (2010)
  • Laurie Manchester and Robert Geraci (University of Virginia), "Seeing Beyond the Russian State: Compiling and Translating a Collection of Memoirs by varied Ethnicities and Social Esates"  (March, 2010)
  • Discussant for conference "The Refugee in the Post-War World," held at ASU in April, 2010.
  • Referee for manuscripts: Northwestern University Press; University of Wisconsin Press; Northern Illinois University Press; University of Toronto Press (2008-Present).
  • Ad Hoc Melikian Center Curriculum Committee, Committee Member (2014 - 2015)
  • European History Field Head, Chair (2014 - 2015)
  • Graduate Committee, Member (2011 - 2015, 2016-2017)
  • Strategic Planning & Academic Resources Advisory Council, Committee Member (2014 - 2015, 2016-2017)
  • Transdisciplinary Comittee (SHPRS), Committee Member (2014 - 2015, 2016-2017)
  • Fulbright and Boren Internal Interviewing Committee (Honor's College), Committee Member (2009-2014, 2017)
  • Examining Committee, Qualifying Exams for Doctoral Students, Committee Member (2009-2011, 2014)
  • Spirit of the Senses Salon, Paradise Valley, Presented on "Russia, Ukraine, and Eastern Europe." (2014)
  • Coordinator, History Works in Progress (2009-2010, 2015-2018)

  • Member, Search committee, modern Chinese History (2-16-2017)

  • Member, Search committee Grossman Chair in Jewish Studies (2016-2018)

  • Member, History Tenure Presentation Committee (2016)

  • Qualifying Exams for Doctoral Students in European History, Committee Member (2007, 2009-2014, 2016)
  • Krueger Graduate Award, Committee Chair (2007-2008, 2013, 2015)
  • Arizona Academic Decathlon's Super Quiz on Russia, Quizmaster (2013)
  • "Post-Atheism": Religion, Society, and Culture in Post-Communist Eastern Europe and Eurasia, chaired panel and served as a discussant on another panel (2013)
  • Member, Block Grant Graduate Research Fellowship (2011)

  • Member, Unit Advisory Committee (2011)

  • Reforming the Graduate Secondary Field, Member (2012)
  • Arizona Academic Decathlon, Lecturer (2012 )
  • Outsde tenure review (2012)
  • Social Science Research Council's International Dissertation Research Fellows’ Workshop, Faculty Facilitator (2011)
  • Member, Tenure Presentation Committee (2010)

  • Member, Committee on Committees (2009-2011)

  • Referee for applications: Austrian Science Fund, MacArthur Foundation, Social Science Research Council (2007-)
  • Search Committee, Modern Japan, History Department, Member (2007 - 2008)
  • Graduate Admissions Committee, History Department, Member (2008 - 2008)
  • Sub-Search Committee, Jewish Studies Chair, History Department, Member (2007 - 2008)
  • Quality of Instruction Committee, Member (2004 - 2007)
  • Carnegie Initiative Committee, Member (2003 - 2005)
  • Alumni Award Committee for Excellence in Grduate Studies, Member (2005 - 2005)
  • Referee for journal articles: Canadian Slavonic Papers; Journal of the History of Ideas; Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History; Russian Review; Ab Imperio: Studies of New Imperial History and Nationalism in the Post-Soviet Space; Slavic Review; Millennium; State, Religion and Church; Siberica (2005-)
  • Conflicts at the Border of Religions and the Secular: Comparative Modernities, Faculty Seminar Participant (2003 - 2004)
  • Member, Committee for Evaluating First Year Graduate Students (2006)

  • “The Olympics, Mail-Order Brides and the Cold War: Is Russia Deviant or Part of the Western World?” Public Lecture presented as part of the “Final Word” series sponsored by ASU co-curricular programs at the Kerr Cultural Center, Scottsdale, AZ on March 10, 2005.

  • Search Committee, U.S. National Security, Member (2004)
  • Search Committee, Europe in a Global Context, Member (2003 - 2004)
  • PAC, Member (2002 - 2003)
  • Grievance Committee, Member (2001 - 2002)
  • Web Committee, Member (2001 - 2002)
  • Chandler High School, Faculty Ambassador (2002 )
  • Discussant at the conference held in March 2001 at ASU: "Rediscovering Religious Identity: Christianity and Islam in Modern Eurasia."

  • Chair, Adams Travel Grant and Adams Award Committees (2001, 2005, 2010-2011, 2013)

  • Slavic Library Committee, Russian and East European Studies Center (2001)
  • Colloquium Committee, Member (2000 - 2001)
  • Curriculum Committee, Member (2000 - 2001)
  • History 2010 Committee, Member (2000 - 2001)
  • Preparing Future Faculty Committee, Member (2000 - 2001)
  • Referee for overseas programs, George Soros Foundation (1999)
Graduate Faculties / Mentoring History
Nina Bogdan, Ph.D., Member, University of Arizona, May, 2020. Mehmet Kasikci, Ph.D., Member, graduation, May, 2019. Tyler Kirk, Ph.D., Co-Chair, graduation, May 2019 John Romero, Ph.D., Member, graduation, May, 2019. Philip Skorokhodov, Ph.D., Member, graduation, May, 2018. Ben Beresford, Ph.D., Member, graduated August, 2017. Yan Mann, Ph.D., Co-chair, graduated August, 2016. Kate Green, M.A., Member, graduated May 2015. Tina Minchella, M.A., Chair, graduated August 2008. Marco Cabrera-Geserick, M.A., Member, graduated August, 2007. Deborah Neill, Ph.D., Member, graduated May, 2007. Anne Fredrickson, M.A., Chair, graduated, August. 2004.