Associate Professor of History

Education: B.A. with honors, Brown University, 1987, M.A. 1991; Ph.D. 1998, Columbia University.

Areas of Specialization: Russian history, history of sexuality, European women’s history.

Current Research Interests: a book, City of Broken Men: Disability, Memory, and Masculinity at the End of World War Two, and an article “Behind the Closed Door: The Politics of Doctor-Patient Confidentiality in Early Soviet Medicine.”

Recent Publications:

  • The Dictatorship of Sex: Gender, Health, and Enlightenment in Revolutionary Russia, 1918-1931 (Northern Illinois University Press).
  • “Panic, Potency, and the Crisis of Nervousness in the 1920s,” in Everyday Subjects: Formations of Identity in Early Soviet Culture, ed. Christina Kiaer and Eric Naiman (Indiana University Press).
  • “Visions of Sexual Health and Illness in Revolutionary Russia,” in Sex, Sin and Suffering: Veneral Diseases in European Social Context since 1870, ed. Lesley Hall and Roger Davidson (Routledge, 2001).
  • “Prostitutes and Proletarians: The Labor Clinic as Revolutionary Laboratory in the 1920s,” in The Human Tradition in Modern Russia, ed. William Husband (Scholarly Resources, 2000).

Awards and Other Academic Contributions:

  • Social Science Research Council Eurasia Fellowship, 2002.
  • International Research Exchange Board travel grant, Russia, 2001.
  • Kennan Institute research scholarship, 1998-99.

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