Georgetown University, Washington DC:  Ph.D., Russian and East European History

University of Rochester, NY: BA, Modern European History (High Honors); BA, Political Science (International Relations)



The Tsar’s Colonels. Professionalism, Strategy, and Subversion in Late Imperial Russia (Harvard University Press, 1998)

Refereed Journal Articles

“Armed Ukrainians in L’viv: Ukrainian Militia, Ukrainian Police, 1941 to 1942,” Canadian – American Slavic Studies, vol. 48 (2014), No. 3: 271-287

“The Third Reich Enlists the New Soviet Man: Eastern Auxiliary Guards at Auschwitz-Birkenau in Spring 1943,” Russian History, vol. 41 (2014), No. 2: 269-282

“Imperialism, Reform, and Strategy:  Russian Military Statistics, 1840-1880,” Slavonic and East European Review, vol. 74, No. 4 (Oct. 1996): 621-639

Book Chapters

“Das Zwangsarbeitslager Lemberg-Janowska: Arbeits-, Durchgangs- und Vernichtungslager” [Forced Labor Camp Lemberg-Janowska: Labor, Transit and Extermination Camp], commissioned chapter for Zeithistorische Beiträge zu ausgewählten Orten nationalsozialistischer Massenmorde [Places of Nazi Mass Murder — Then and Now], ed. Hanna Huhtasaari and Marin Langebach, in press

“Building Foundations for Effective Intelligence: Military Geography and Statistics in Russian Perspective, 1845-1905,” in Reforming the Tsar’s Army: Military Innovation in Imperial Russia from Peter the great to the Revolution, ed. Bruce Menning and David Schimmelpenninck (Cambridge University Press, 2004): 168-188

“Russia,” in The Origins of World War I, ed. Holger Herwig and Richard Hamilton (Cambridge University Press, 2002): 188-226

Conference Proceedings

“Soviet Witness Evidence of Corpse Disposal in Generalgouvernement Killing Centers, 1942–1944,” in U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Occasional Papers, in press

“Aktion Reinhard’s Foot Soldiers: Soviet Trophy Documents and Postwar Trials as Sources,” in John Roth and Elisabeth Maxwell, eds., Remembering for the Future: the Holocaust in the Age of Genocides, vol. 1 (Palgrave, 2001): 688-701


‘In Perfectly Orderly Fashion’: Hungary’s Gendarmerie and the Catastrophe of Hungary’s Jews, Spring-Summer 1944: A Documentary History, with Judit Schulmann and Judit Molnar, manuscript under consideration at Harvard University Press

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