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Since 2006, I've been an Associate Professor in the history department of the University of Toronto. I teach classes on many aspects of Russian history from earliest times to the present day, at both the graduate and undergraduate level. You can find more information on the courses I teach by following the "courses" link, above.

Since the summer of 2011, I've also served as the graduate coordinator of the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies at the University of Toronto. And since spring 2011, I've been posting on the Russian History Blog, an experiment in academic blogging.

In my research, on the other hand, I focus on Imperial Russia. My first major project looked at ways that discourses and practices about food were intertwined with issues of national identity in late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth-century Russia. Now I'm working on a project on social mobility in Imperial Russia, by investigating the process by which individuals within the Empire sought to change their legal social position (soslovie). More information about both these projects, with supplementary information about some of my publications, is available through the "research" link.

To contact me, send mail to: Sidney Smith Hall, 100 St. George St., Rm. 2074, Toronto, ON M5S 3G3.

Or, send an email to me here.

Students, both current and prospective, are welcome to come see me during office hours. You can find out when I will be in my office and available through this google calendar.

My office, where I am available for appointments is Munk 124N.

Last updated June 2013
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