• U.S. citizen born in North Carolina, USA.

  • Author, editor, and translator of books, articles, and reviews about the history of the Russian revolutionary movement, Stalinist terror, Soviet trade unions, and the Workers’ Opposition within the Communist parties of Russia, Ukraine, and the USSR.

  • Experience teaching online courses; using Reacting to the Past pedagogy; in oral history methods.

  • Travels include 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


Current projects:

  • Worker Oppositionists in Ukraine, 1920s-1930s

  • Samara group of the Workers’ Opposition; Iurii Milonov

Past projects:

Upcoming Talks and Conferences

Discussant. “Research on the 1917 Revolution in Broader Contexts: Seeing the Forest without Missing the Trees.” Association of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, November 2020. Online.


  • 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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