BA, University of South Carolina, 1971; MA (1979), PhD (1985), University of Michigan
Colgate University, Bowdoin College, University of Michigan.
Russia and USSR, late medieval and early modern Europe, women in Eastern Europe and USSR, indigenous peoples of Siberia
Early modern Russia: popular culture, social change, banditry; Military history
- 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
"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
Various, including: Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Central Asia, Belorus, Eastern and Western Europe, Turkey, Latin America, West and Central Africa.
Historical research and teaching, urban planning, NGO activism, translations.
SSRC, IREX, and other grants; associate, Ukrainian Institute, Harvard University; visiting scholar, Harriman Institute, Columbia University
Languages: Russian, Old Russian, French, Spanish, limited reading knowledge of German, Italian, Ukrainian; beginning Turkish