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.
Coming out in fall 2019 is my edited volume, Ideologies of Race: Imperial Russia and the Soviet Union in Global Context (McGill-Queens University Press). 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.