Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, 1989.
The Communist Experience: A Global History through Sources, Oxford: Oxford University Press, July 2011.
Power and the Sacred in Revolutionary Russia: Religious Activists
in the Village. Pennsylvania State University Press, 1997. Paperback edition published March, 2008.
*Awarded Honorable Mention for the 1998 Hans Rosenhaupt Memorial Book Award of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.
Articles and Book Chapters
"Bolsheviks and Emotional Hermeneutics: The Great Purges, Bukharin, and the February-March Plenum of 1937." Mark D. Steinberg and Valeria Sobol, eds., Interpreting Emotion in Russia and Eastern Europe. (De Kalb, IL: Northern Illinois University Press, 2011), pp. 128-151.
"Emotsii, politika osparivaniia i obshchestvennaia pamiat': is istorii Novocherkasskoi tragedii ("In the Realm of Russian Feelings: A Story from the Annals of the Novocherkassk Tragedy")," in Jan Plamper, Schamma Schahadat, and Marc Elie, Rossiiskaia imperiia chuvtsv: podkhody k kul'turnoi istorii emotsii (A Russian Empire of Feelings: Apporaches to a Cultural History of Emotions) Moscow: Novoe literarnoe obozrenie, 2010, pp. 456-479.
"Emotions, Contentious Politics, and Empire: Some Thoughts about the Soviet Case," in Ab Imperio, 2007: 113-150. Russian title, "Emotsii, politika osparivaniia i imperiia: nekotorye razmyshleniia o sovetskoi istorii"; Abstract in Russian, pp. 150-151.
"Fetishizing the Soviet Collapse: Historical Rupture and the Historiography of (Early) Soviet Socialism," in Russian Review, January, 2007.
"Terror in Pravda, 1917-1939: All the News That was Fit to Print," in Catherine Evtuhov and Stephen Kotkin, eds., The Cultural Gradient: The Transmission of Ideas in Europe, 1789-1991 (Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, 2003), pp. 167-185. Peer reviewed. Contribution to a Festschrift for my teacher, the late Martin Malia.
"'Into Church Matters': Lay Identity, Rural Parish Life, and Popular
Politics in Late Imperial and Early Soviet Russia, 1864-1928." Russian
History/Histoire Russe 23: 1-4 (September 1996): 315-34.
"Trading Icons: Clergy, Laity, and Rural Cooperatives, 1921-28."
Canadian-American Slavic Studies (September, 1992).
Co-editor, as series editor of Donald W. Treadgold Studies on Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia, of Reginald E. Zelnik, Perils of Pankratova: Some Stories from the Annals of Soviet Historiography (Seattle: University of Washington Press and Herbert J. Ellison Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia, 2005). This memorial volume is a tribute to my teacher and mentor, Reggie Zelnik. It includes his last manuscript, essays by Laura Engelstein, David A. Hollinger, Benjamin Nathans, Yuri Slezkine, and Glennys Young, as well as other material related to the study of Pankratova, a list of his doctoral students at Berkeley and their publications, and Zelnik's curriculum vitae.
Law in Russia, editor. The Donald W. Treadgold Paper in Russian,
East European, and Central Asian Studies 101 (August 1994). The Henry
M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington.
Research in Progress
The World the Refugees Made: Los Niños de la Guerra in the USSR and Beyond.
Writing the Soviet Project: Concepts, Paradigms, and the Soviet Experience. A manuscript, nearly completed, that examines the recent engagement of historians of the Soviet period with the mainstream culture of academic writing, including postmodernism and post-colonial studies, and the import of same for those who are not historians of the Soviet period.
Book-length project, After Bloody Saturday: State Violence and the Fate of the Bolshevik Revolution. A study of the political, institutional, social, and cultural legacies of the workers' uprising in Novocherkassk in June, 1962, and the fatal repression thereof by the Soviet regime.
Future Research Projects
A source book on the Spanish Civil War, and Picturing the Twentieth Century: Images, Politics, and Global History.