MemberSusan Smith-Peter

…Imagining Russian Regions: Civil Society and Subnational Identity in Nineteenth-Century Russia. Leiden: Brill, 2018. 328 pp.

“Communism and Regionalism,” in Regionalism and Modern Europe: Identity Construction and Movements from 1890 to the Present Day, Xose M. Nunez Seixa…

Susan Smith-Peter works on Russian history beyond the two capitals of Moscow and St. Petersburg.  Beginning with a study of identity in the provinces of European (or central) Russia, she has branched out to investigate the regional identity of the Russian North and Siberia as well.  Her book, Imagining Russian Regions: Subnational Identity and Civil Society in Nineteenth-Century Russia, was published with Brill in 2018.

MemberIsobel Palmer

…uturism’s Voices: Futurist Performance and Communication in Verse.” International Yearbook of Futurism Studies. Special Issue: Russian Futurism (Article. December 2019)

“Paper, Scissors, Stone.” Post-45: “The Stuff of Figure, Now” (Blog …

I am a Russian lecturer in the Dept of Modern Languages at University of Birmingham (UK). I specialize in modernist poetry and formalist theory. I teach a range of courses on twentieth-century Russian history and culture, Russian language, and Russian translation. More information about my research and activities can be found on my institutional profile.

MemberJoseph Schlegel

…2009.” Tolstoy Studies Journal 21 (2009): 74-82.Teaching Materials“Exam for Golosa, Book One, Chapters One and Two.” <;.ReviewsReview of Post-Cold War Gender Performances: Cross-Cultura…

Russian literature, Russian language, Ukrainian Literature, Ukrainian Language, Eastern European History, Literary History, Poetry

MemberRuth Solomon Rischin

Russian, Serbian, Croatian, Hebrew and Yiddish literatures and American belles lettres. Editor,MUZYKA. Russian Music Past and Present; Editor, Serbian Studies Jewish theme issue Spring 2014; Editor, Marc Raeff Memorial Volume. Contributing to Festchrift for Barry Scherr, the folioing: Zhabotinsky and the hendecasyllabic line (Bialik’s Megillat harsh in Russian translation (1905).Pioneered the conception of Russian-Jewish Literature as a topic for university study.

MemberAlexander Meshcheryakov

…Cultural encounters: Russian and Far Eastern experience [Research 2017-2019]…
…2020-2023 National Research University – Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg
Postgraduate, Russian History

2018–2020 Astrakhan State University
Master of Arts, Russian History

2013-2018 Astrakhan State University
Bachelor of Art in History (Chinese and Russ…
…merican History (by the Example of the USA Chinatown Area)”, Manuscript, no. 6 (2020): 44-52.

Meshcheryakov A. Yu. “Frontier case of Russian engineer Chinese eastern railway: letters G. S. Moscovitin (1898-1901)”, Journal Frontier Studies, no. 4 (2019): 172-197.


Alexander Meshcheryakov is a Russian historian at the Astrakhan State University who studies the history of the border relations between China and Russia. He studies the processes of cross-border interactions, cultural hybridization and Frontier in the Far East. He pays special attention to the relations between Chinese and Russian ethnic groups during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. His another topic of research, based on the archive documents is an early history of grape growing and winemaking in Imperial Russia, bioprospecting of Imperial Russia, as well as of the formation of the Russian border in the Caspian Region.

MemberNina Chordas

Medieval, Renaissance, 18th century, Russian and Soviet Literature, Translation (Russian into English, literary). I am a certified translator (Russian>English) through the American Translators Association (ATA). I am particularly interested in Renaissance and Soviet versions of utopia, and in Soviet interpretations of the Renaissance.

MemberLauren Warner

I am a PhD student focusing on Russian art and culture, with an MA in Russian art history from the Courtauld Institute of Art and an MA in Russian from Bryn Mawr College. My PhD dissertation title is ‘A Little Duck’s Nest … of Bad Words’: The Sound Art and Visual Culture of Russian Futurist Books.