I am a historian of Imperial Russia and the world, interested in the history of knowledge very broadly defined. My first book project, Spies and Scholars: Clandestine Encounters between Russia, China, and the West, deals with the construction of a Russian intelligence network in Qing Dynasty China between 1650 and 1850. Currently, I’m developing a project about the Russian roots of reactionary thought after the French Revolution.


PhD, History, Harvard University, 2016

AM, History, Harvard University, 2011

BA, History and Philosophy, Fordham University, 2009

Gregory Afinogenov

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