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Queen's University

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PhD Candidate/Teaching Fellow
Russian History

Phone: 613-533-2150
Fax: 613-533-6298


MA, European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, Carleton University, 2009
BA (Hons.), History and English Literature, Queen's University, 2007


I am an upper-year PhD candidate focusing on anti-Bolshevik Russian exiles in interwar Paris under the supervision of Ana Siljak and Rebecca Manley.  Most scholarship in this field studies the émigrés' cultural life and mission to preserve their 'Russianness' in exile.  My work takes the point of view that Russianness is a contested category.  It explores the myriad ways Russian political exiles articulated their 'mission' abroad, what political activities they engaged in and why, what visions of an ideal post-Bolshevik Russian nation-state they shared and contested, and ultimately how these contributed to their own sense of self as both a Russian and Russian exile community.

Courses Taught:

HIST 421-The Russian Revolution
HIS 2117A-History of the USSR (University of Ottawa)
HIST 316-European Politics and Society since 1789
HIST 122-The Making of the Modern World


Review of Anthony Anemone, Ed. Just Assassins: The Culture of Terrorism in Russia (Evanston (IL): Northwestern University Press, 2010), in Canadian Slavonic Papers, Vol. 54, No. 1-2 (March-June 2012): 228-230.

"The Conflict between Self-Determination & Territorial Integrity: South Ossetia in Perspective," in Hoque, Sabrina ed., Geopolitics vs. Global Governance: Reinterpreting International Security (Halifax: Dalhousie University Centre for Foreign Policy Studies, 2009): 222-242.

"Canada's Role in Russian Weapons Security and Disarmament: The G8 Global Partnership Revisited," Canadian Military Journal, Vol. 10, No. 1 (Autumn 2009): 6-15.

"Life Lessons: Vera Figner and the Russian Revolutionary Movement, 1861-1881," Minerva Journal of Women and War, Vol. 3, No. 1 (Spring 2009): 24-42.

Fellowships & Scholarships

2013-2014-Ellen Wilson Buzek Fellowship
2011-2013 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Fellowship
2011-2012 Ontario Graduate Scholarship (Declined)
2009-2012-Ellen Wilson Buzek Fellowship
2009-2011 Ontario Graduate Scholarship

Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000