Associate Professor of History at La Salle University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. U.S. citizen born in North Carolina, USA. Author or editor/translator of two published books, one forthcoming book, articles, book chapters, and book reviews. Writes about the Russian Revolution and oppositionism within the Soviet Communist Party. Newcomer to Reacting to the Past historical immersion pedagogy. Has traveled to Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Finland, United Kingdom, France, The Netherlands, Turkey, Canada, Mexico.


Ph.D. in Russian and Soviet History, 2001, Indiana University Bloomington.

M.A. in Russian and Soviet History, 1992, Indiana University Bloomington.

B.A. in Modern European History, 1989, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Other Publications

  • The Workers’ Opposition in the Russian Communist Party: Documents, 1919-30. Editor and translator. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill, [forthcoming].

  • Leaflets of the Russian Revolution: Socialist Organizing in 1917. Editor and translator. Chicago: Haymarket Books, 2018. xiii+152 pp. Cloth ISBN-13: 9781608465477. Paper ISBN-13: 9781608469703. Ebook ISBN-13: 9781642590173.

  • Alexander Shlyapnikov, 1885-1937: Life of an Old Bolshevik. Cloth, Brill, 2015. Cloth ISBN-13: 9789004248533. E-ISBN: 9789004248540. Paper, Haymarket, 2016. Paper ISBN-13: 9781608465583.

  • Projects

    Current projects:

    Worker Oppositionists in Ukraine, 1920s-1930s

    Samara group of the Workers’ Opposition; Iurii Milonov

    Past projects:

    Co-editor, Women East-West Newsletter, vols. 5-7 (2016-2018)

    Book Review Editor, The NEP Era: Soviet Russia, 1921-1928


    American Association of University Professors (AAUP)

    Association of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES)

    Association for Women in Slavic Studies (AWSS)

    Southern Conference on Slavic Studies (SCSS)

    Study Group on the Russian Revolution (SGRR)

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