Photo by David Rainbow - Mikhailovskii Castle, St. Petersburg (Tsar Paul I)
University of Houston
Instructional Assistant Professor, Honors College, 2016-present
UH Energy Fellow, 2017-2018
Visiting Assistant Professor, Honors College, 2015-2016
Columbia University in the City of New York
Postdoctoral Fellow, Harriman Institute, 2014-2015
New York University
Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow, 2013-2014
Academic Coordinator, Leadership Alliance Mellon Initiative, 2015
Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia, NYU
Writer in Residence
Ph.D., History, New York University, 2013
Dissertation: "Siberian Patriots: Participatory Autocracy and the Cohesion of the Russian
Imperial State, 1858-1920" (reviewed here)
M.A., Modern European Intellectual History, Drew University, 2007
Conferred with Distinction
B.A., History (minor in Philosophy), Fresno Pacific University, 2002
Conferred with Highest Honors
Ideologies of Race: Imperial Russia and the Soviet Union in Global Context (McGill-Queens University Press, 2019), editor.
“Race as Ideology: An Approach,” in Ideologies of Race: Imperial Russia and the Soviet Union in Global Context (McGill-Queens University Press, 2019), 3-26.
“Racial ‘Degeneration’ and Siberian Regionalism in the Late Imperial Period,” in Ideologies of Race: Imperial Russia and the Soviet Union in Global Context, (McGill-Queens University Press, 2019), 179-207.
“Amerikanskoe proniknovenie? Proekt soedineniia rossiiskoi i amerikanskoi seti zheleznykh dorog v nachale XX v.” [American Penetration? A Project to Unite the Russian and American Railroad Networks at the beginning of the Twentieth Century], Vestnik Omskogo universiteta, no. 3 (2011), 122-130.
Jonathan D. Smele, The “Russian” Civil Wars, 1916-1926: Ten Years that Shook the World (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015), in World History Connected (June 2017).
Roland Cvetkovski and Alexis Hofmeister, eds, An Empire of Others: Creating Ethnographic Knowledge in Imperial Russia and the USSR (Budapest: Central European University Press, 2014), in The Russian Review, vol. 74, no. 2 (April 2015).
Julia Fein, “Cultural Curators and Provincial Publics: Local Museums and Social Change in Siberia, 1887-1941,” PhD diss., University of Chicago, 2013, in DissertationReviews.org (March 2014).
David Schimmelpenninck van der Oye, Russian Orientalism: Asia in the Russian Mind from Peter the Great to the Emigration (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2010), in Nationalities Papers, vol. 39, no. 5 (September 2011): 851-853.
“Radioactive Waste and the Hidden Costs of the Cold War,” Forbes.com, December 4, 2017
“Baja California Here We Come! Separatism and the Russian Solution,” All the Russia’s Blog, NYU Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia, entry posted September 18, 2014
SELECTED FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS
Jane and Ron Lerner Family Faculty Fellowship (2019)
Human Situation lecture award (2017, 2018, 2019)
Bee and Kee Wong Faculty Engagement Award (2017)
Critical Language Scholarship Alumni Development Award (2017-2018)
United States Department of Education, Course Development Award for Russia, Eastern
Europe, and Eurasia (2017-2018)
Research Award, Hoover Institution Archives and Library, Stanford University (2015)
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Harriman Institute, Columbia University (2014-2015)
Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship, College Core Curriculum, NYU (2013-2014)
Humanities Initiative, Graduate Research Fellowship, NYU (2012-2013)
Remarque Institute, Doctoral Fellowship (2012)
Fulbright IIE, Dissertation Research Fellowship (2010-2011)
IREX and Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars’ Kennan Institute, Regional
Policy Symposium Grant (2010)
United States Department of State, Critical Language Enhancement Award
United States Department of State, Critical Language Scholarship (Russian), (2008)