Professor of History
Codirector, Program in Russian and East European Studies
(PhD, Stanford University, 1992)
Geographic focus: Russia; Eastern Europe
Thematic interests: Modern Russian history; politics and intellectual origins of modern revolutions; dynamics of post-communist societies; the relation of democratization in post-Soviet Russia to modern political constitutions and market-based economics.
Current research: The problem of legitimacy in late Imperial and early revolutionary Russia, especially as it relates to the origins and politics of the Provisional (revolutionary) Government.
The Fall of Tsarism: Untold Stories of the February 1917 Revolution (Oxford University Press, 2013)
“M. A. Polievktov and the Interview Commission of the Tauride Palace” (in Russian), in Politicheskaia Istoriia Rossii Xx Veka. K 80-Letiiu Professora Vitaliia Ivanovicha Startseva. Sbornik Nauchnykh Trudov (Rgpu, 2011)
The Bolshevik's German Gold Revisited: An inquirs into the 1917 Accusations (The Carl Beck Series in Russia and East European Studies, University of Pittsburgh,1995)
Coauthor, A Chronicle of the Civil War in Siberia and Exile in China: The Diaries of Petr Vasil'evich Vologodskii, 1918-1925 (Hoover Institution Press: Stanford, CA, 2002), in 2 volumes., compiled, edited and introduced in collaboration with Dietmar Wulff
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