Photo by David Rainbow - View from the Trans-Siberian Railroad, Eastern Siberia
My research deals with the history of modern empires, how they governed their populations and how that has changed over the past two centuries.
I edited, introduced, and contributed to a recently published book called, Ideologies of Race: Imperial Russia and the Soviet Union in Global Context (McGill-Queens University Press, 2019). Amazon page here.
I am also working on a book-length project on the history of a Siberian movement in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries for greater regional autonomy and its relationship with the imperial state. This project is based on my doctoral dissertation, a review of which can be read on DissertationReviews.org.
I've also been involved in planning several academic workshops and conferences. I was the organizer of a two-day international and interdisciplinary workshop called Russia's Races: A Workshop on the Meanings and Practices of Race in Imperial Russia and the Soviet Union. The workshop was held at New York University in February 2015.