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Kira Stevens

Professor of History; Director, Division of the Social Sciences
History, 307 Alumni Hall
p 315-228-7542

Degree

BA, University of South Carolina, 1971; MA (1979), PhD (1985), University of Michigan

Teaching Experience

Colgate University, Bowdoin College, University of Michigan.

Specialties

Russia and USSR, late medieval and early modern Europe, women in Eastern Europe and USSR, indigenous peoples of Siberia

Interests

Early modern Russia: popular culture, social change, banditry; Military history

Publications

  • Russia's Wars of Emergence, 1460-1730 (2007)
  • Soldiers on the Steppe (1995)
  • Translation and annotations, with J.E. Knox, Problems of Abnormal Psychology (1993)
  • Articles and reviews in, among others, American Historical Review, Journal of Modern History, Slavic Review, Russian Review, Russian History, Soviet Studies in History, and California Slavic Studies

Dissertation

"The Politics of Grain Supply: Grain and the State in southern Russia, 1640-1725" Chair: Professor Horace W. Dewey; Committee: Louise Tilly, John V. A. Fine, Jr., Charles Tilly

Travel

Various, including: Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Central Asia, Belorus, Eastern and Western Europe, Turkey, Latin America, West and Central Africa.

Professional Experience

Historical research and teaching, urban planning, NGO activism, translations.

Distinctions

SSRC, IREX, and other grants; associate, Ukrainian Institute, Harvard University; visiting scholar, Harriman Institute, Columbia University

Other

Languages: Russian, Old Russian, French, Spanish, limited reading knowledge of German, Italian, Ukrainian; beginning Turkish