Education

2014 • PhD in Russian and East European History • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

2009 • MA in Russian and East European History • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

2006 • BA with Distinction in History and Slavic Languages & Literatures • Indiana University–Bloomington

Employment

2016–17 • Project Coordinator • Digital Bibliography, Filmography, and Webography on Gender, War and the Western World since 1600

2015–16 • Postdoctoral Research Fellow • International Center for the History and Sociology of World War II and Its Consequences, National Research University–Higher School of Economics, Moscow

Publications

2018 • Khrushchev’s Corn Crusade: An Industrial Farming Revolution and the Soviet System after Stalin, forthcoming from Oxford University Press

2016 • “‘The Chairman Is Still Cheating Us’: The Political Economy of Collective Farmers’ Labor after Stalin,” Remapping «区域» 5: pp. 242–78

2015 • “The Soviet Union, the United Sates, and Industrial Agriculture,” Journal of World History 26, no. 2: pp. 295–324

2015 • “Industrial Farming, Industrial Food: Transnational Influences on Soviet Convenience Food in the Khrushchev Era,” Soviet and Post–Soviet Review 42, no. 2: pp. 175–96

Book Reviews

2015 • Denis Kozlov and Eleonory Gilburd, eds., The Thaw: Soviet Society and Culture during the 1950s and 1960s (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2013), in Region: Regional Studies of Russia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia 4, no. 2: 351–53

2015 • J. Arch Getty, Practicing Stalinism: Bolsheviks, Boyars, and the Persistence of Tradition (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2013), in Tractus Aevorum 2, no. 1: pp. 129–33

2014 • Robert Hornsby, Protest, Reform, and Repression in Khrushchev’s Soviet Union (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013), in Canadian Slavonic Papers 56, no. 1–2: pp. 182–83

2018 • Guido Alfani and Cormac Ó Gráda, eds., Famine in European History (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2017), in progress for Agricultural History

Prizes and Awards

2015 • Dean’s Distinguished Dissertation Award in Humanities and Fine Arts, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Graduate School

2014 • Annual Graduate Student Essay Prize, Southern Conference on Slavic Studies, “Khrushchev’s Soviet Union within the Industrial Ideal in Global Agriculture”

Courses Taught

Stalin and After: The Soviet Union and Russia, 1929–Present
The World since 1945
The World in the Twentieth Century
Farming and Food during the Age of Globalization
Contemporary Europe
Europe and the Colonial World
Sports, Economics, and Politics in Russia and Eastern Europe

Grants and Fellowships

2014 • Advanced Research Fellowship • American Councils for International Education Title VIII Research Scholar Program

2013–14 • Dissertation Completion Fellowship • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Graduate School

2011–12 • Graduate Fellowship for International Dissertation Research • Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and Institute for International Education, Moscow

2010 • Mowry Dissertation Grant • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of History

2009 • Summer Research Lab on Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia Grant • University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center

2009–10 • Foreign Language and Area Studies Academic Year Fellowship • Duke University Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies

2008–9 • Foreign Language and Area Studies Academic Year Fellowship • Duke University Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies

2008 • Foreign Language and Area Studies Summer Fellowship • Duke University Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies

2007–8 • Foreign Language and Area Studies Academic Year Fellowship • Duke University Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies

Invited Campus Talks

2018     Roundtable: “Moscow Does Believe in Fears: ‘Russian Hacking’ in Historical Context,” Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies Annual Convention, December 6–9, 2018, Boston, MA2017 • “Russia 2017: Revolutionary Legacies” • Public Seminar “Then & Now: The Russian Revolution” • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Program in the Humanities, April 29, Chapel Hill

2015 • “American Models of Industrial Farming and Khrushchev’s Corn Crusade” • Research Seminar of the International Center for the History and Sociology of World War II and Its Consequences, December 23, Moscow

2013 • “Corn, Khrushchev’s Reforms, and Soviet Industrial Agriculture in Global Context” • Carolina Seminar: Russia and Its Empires, East and West, October 24, Chapel Hill

2012 • “Corn for Comrades: The Soviet Union, The United States, and the Industrial Ideal in Agriculture” •Departmental Research Colloquium • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of History, November 28, Chapel Hill

Conferences and Presentations since 2014

2018 • Roundtable: “Moscow Does Believe in Fears: ‘Russian Hacking’ in Historical Context” •  Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies Annual Convention, December 6–9, 2018, Boston, MA

2017 • “Revisiting Khrushchev’s Corn Campaign: A Global View of Khrushchev as a Reformer” • Fifth European Congress on World and Global History, August 31–September 3, Budapest

2016 • “Making Ends Meet in Khrushchev’s USSR: Peasants as Consumers, 1959–1964” • Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies Annual Convention, November 17–20, Washington, DC

2016 • “The Kolkhoz Market and Provisioning the Home Front during the Second World War” • International Scholarly Conference on Stalinism and War, International Center for the History and Sociology of World War II and Its Consequences, May 24–26, Moscow

2015 • Roundtable: “Teaching Russian History in the Post–Cold War Classroom” • ASEEES Annual Convention, November 19–22, Philadelphia

2015 • “‘The Chairman Is Still Cheating Us’: The Political Economy of Collective Farmers’ Labor after Stalin” • Twentieth Century Socialism: Ideas and Practices in Soviet Russia and China, Tsinghua University, September 4–6, Beijing

2014 • “Hybrid Corn Seed and the Circulation of Commodities under Khrushchev” • ASEEES Annual Convention, November 20–23, San Antonio, TX

Research Fields

Global history • Modern Europe • Eastern Europe • Russia and the Soviet Union • the Khrushchev era • social history • political history • agricultural history • the state socialist economy • environment • technology • food history

Languages and Translations

Russian • French

2015 • With Angelina Lucento: Oleg Khlevniuk, “Top–Down vs. Bottom-Up: Regarding the Potential of Contemporary ‘Revisionism’,” Cahiers du monde russe 56, no. 4: pp. 837–57

 

2016 • With Natalie Belsky: Oleg Khlevniuk, “Stalin’s War Cabinet: ‘Normalization’ of the Dictatorship and Authoritarian Political Dynamics,” forthcoming in Europe–Asia Studies

2018 • Oleg Khlevniuk, “Gulag at War: Soviet Camps of Unintended Destruction and the Crisis of the Forced Labor System, 1941–1945,” forthcoming in Central European History

2018 • Oleg Budnitskii, “‘Is it Necessary to Shoot Them All?’: Stalinist Criminal Justice in the Beginning Stage of the Great Patriotic War, 1941–1942,” forthcoming in Central European History

Professional Service

2017 • Co–Convener • Workshop “What is Digital Humanities?”

2016 • Co-Author, “Guide to Preparing Fellowship Applications,” Graduate School from Start To Finish, American Historical Association

2013–14 • Co–Convener • Carolina Seminar “Russia and Its Empires, East and West”

2013–14 • Senator • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Graduate and Professional Student Federation

2012–13 • Graduate Assistant • Carolina Seminar “Russia and Its Empires, East and West”

2012–13 • Graduate Studies Committee Representative • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Graduate History Society

2011–12 • Co–President • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Graduate History Society

Professional Affiliations

2013– • American Historical Association

2008– • Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies

2015– • Agricultural History Society

2008–15 • Southern Conference on Slavic Studies