BiographyB.A., Appalachian State University
M.A., West Virginia University
Ph.D., University of Rochester See More
War and Recovery: The Crimean War (forthcoming, 2018 Oxford University Press)
Christianizing Crimea: Shaping Sacred Space in the Russian Empire and Beyond. DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2010.
Contributing co-editor with Lucien J. Frary, Russian-Ottoman Borderlands: the Eastern Question Reconsidered. Madison: Wisconsin University Press 2014.
Contributing co-editor with Philip L. Kohl and Nachman Ben-Yehuda, Selective Remembrances: Archaeology in the Construction, Commemoration, and Consecration of National Pasts. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008.See More
Articles and Chapters
“Religion and the Crisis in Ukraine,” International Journal for the Study of the Christian Church.” 14:3 (2014): 219-241.
“Sermons of the Crimean War” (Introduction to and translation of) in Orthodox Christianity in Imperial Russia: A Sourcebook on Lived Religion. Indiana University Press, (August 2014).
“A Borderland Mission: The Russian Orthodox Church in the Black Sea Region,” Russian History 40 (2013): 111-132.
“Bishop in the Borderland: Archbishop Innokentii (Borisov), 1800-1857,” People of Empire: Lives of Culture and Power in Russian Eurasia, 1500-Present, edited Stephen M. Norris and Willard Sunderland. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2012.
“The Crimean War, 1853-1856,” Kritika 13.4 (2012): 903-917.
“Casualties of Conflict: Crimean Tatars during the Crimean War,” Slavic Review 67.4 (2008): 862-891.
“Ruins into Relics: The Monument to St. Vladimir on the excavations of Chersonesos,
1827-1857,” Russian Review 63.4 (2004): 655–672.
CoursesHY 102 Western Civilization II
HY 246 History of the USSR
HY 337 History of Eastern Europe
HY 338 History of Russia
HY 401/501 History of Holy War, from Early Times to the Present
HY 442 Undergraduate Research Seminar: History of War in Russia
HY 442 Undergraduate Research Seminar: History of Holy War
HY 451 States, Nations, and Nationalism (W)
HY 457/557 Stalin’s Russia
HY 457/557 History of Eastern Christianity
HY 540 Modern European Historiography
HY 542 World Historiography
HY 590 Europe and Empire