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Ronald Bobroff is Assistant Professor in History at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, GA. He received his PhD in history from Duke University in 2000. His research interests center on the international history of the long 19th century, especially its second half. His first book, Roads to Glory: Late Imperial Russia and the Turkish Straits, was published by IB Tauris in 2006. He is now at work on a history of the Franco-Russian Alliance, setting the diplomatic, military and financial sides of the alliance in their cultural and social contexts. He teaches courses on the international histories of Russia and Europe as well as more general examinations of Russia. His homepage is located here.

 

Anthony Heywood is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Aberdeen. His research interests lie mainly in Russian and Soviet history from the late nineteenth century to the mid-twentieth century with particular interests in the history of the Russian/Soviet railway system and in Russia’s participation in the First World War. He is author of Modernising Lenin's Russia: Economic Reconstruction, Foreign Trade and the Railways (Cambridge University Press, 1999). At present he is completing Engineer of Revolutionary Russia: Iu.V. Lomonosov and the Railways, 1876-1952, the first biography of the eminent transport engineer Iu.V. Lomonosov (1876-1952) for publication by Ashgate in 2008. His next two projects, on which he has also begun work, both focus on major aspects of the economic, political, and diplomatic history of the First World War and Russian revolution.

 
Alexander Hill is Associate Professor of Military History at the University of Calgary, Canada. After having gained his PhD from the University of Cambridge in 2001 he took up temporary posts at the Universities of Strathclyde and Newcastle upon Tyne, and the School of Slavonic and East European Studies (University College London) before taking up his post at the University of Calgary in 2004. His principle research interests are in the Soviet partisan movement during the Great Patriotic War, the development of Russian and Soviet naval power in the Arctic, and Lend-Lease and the Soviet war effort 1941-1945. His book The War Behind the Eastern Front: The Soviet Partisan Movement in North-West Russia, 1941-1944 was published by Frank Cass/Taylor and Francis in 2005.
 
Jeff Mankoff received his PhD in history from Yale in 2006, with a dissertation entitled "Russia and the Polish Question, 1907-1917: Nationality and Diplomacy."  He has held fellowships in security studies at Harvard and Yale, where he will be the 2007-2008 Henry Chauncey, Jr. Fellow in Grand Strategy.  He has published articles on the Triple Entente and Poland (forthcoming), Soviet responses to the Babi Yar massacre, and US-Russian relations.  He is interested in all things connected to the First World War.
 
David McDonald is the Alice D. Mortenson/Michael B. Petrovich Professor of Russian History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he has taught since earning his Ph. D. at Columbia University in 1988.  A specialist in the history of late imperial Russia, he specializes in works on intellectual and diplomatic/international history.  His publications include United Government and Foreign Policy in Russia, 1900-1914 (Harvard University Press, 1992), as well as contributions to volumes on imperial foreign policy, state reform, military history, and the Russo-Japanese War.  His essay “Domestic Conjunctures, The Russian State, and World Outside, 1700-2005” appeared in March 2007 in Robert Legvold, ed., Russian Foreign Policy in the Twenty-First Century and the Shadow of the Past (Columbia University Press).  His current projects include a study of St. Petersburg in July 1914.
 
Bruce W. Menning teaches at the U. S. Army Command and General Staff College, in addition to an adjunct affiliation with the University of Kansas. He has a life-long interest in modern Russian military history, with a special interest in the evolution of strategy, war planning, and the conduct of operations (1861-1945). Despite this focus, he subscribes to an eclectic approach to field, sharing Michael Howard's conviction that military history must be studied "in depth, breadth, and context." He is the author of Bayonets Before Bullets: The Imperial Russian Army, 1861-1917 (Indiana University Press, 1999); co-editor of with David Schimmelpenninck van der Oye of Reforming the Tsar’s Army: Military Innovation in Imperial Russia (Cambridge University Press, 2004); and with John Steinberg, et al, The Russo-Japanese War in Global Perspective: World War Zero, 2 vols. (E.J. Brill, 2005-2007).
 
Scott W. Palmer is a specialist in the history of modern Russian culture and technology.  In addition to being a regular blogger and the Editor-in-Chief (GlavKom) of The Russian Front, he is author of Dictatorship of the Air: Aviation Culture and the Fate of Modern Russia (Cambridge University Press, 2006).  Currently, he is working on a book-length study of Russian air power.
 
Reina Pennington, PhD, teaches military and Russian history at Norwich University, the nation's oldest private military college. A former Air Force intelligence officer, she served nine years as a Soviet analyst with F-4 and F-16 fighter squadrons, the Aggressor Squadrons at the USAF Fighter Weapons School, the Defense Intelligence Agency, and the Alaskan Air Command. Her primary research interest is Soviet military history, especially aviation and women in military history. Her publications include Wings, Women and War: Soviet Airwomen in World War II Combat (University Press of Kansas, 2001) and Amazons to Fighter Pilots: A Biographical Dictionary of Military Women (Greenwood Press, 2003), as well as numerous journal articles and book chapters. She is presently working on a new project about broad patterns in Russian military history and how they relate to theories such as the "Western Way of War."
 
Joshua Sanborn is an associate professor of history at Lafayette College (Easton, PA), where he also serves as chair of the Russian and East European Studies program. He is the author of Drafting the Russian Nation: Military Conscription, Total War, and Mass Politics, 1905-1925 (2003) and the co-author (with Annette Timm) of Gender, Sex, and the Shaping of Modern Europe: A History from the French Revolution to the Present Day (2007). He is currently working on a project the relationship between soldiers and civilians on the eastern front in World War I. His home page is located here.
 
David Schimmelpenninck van der Oye is Chair of the History Department and Associate Professor of Russian history at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. His research interests focus on 18th- and 19th-century Russian cultural, intellectual, diplomatic and military history. Schimmelpenninck is the author of Toward the Rising Sun: Russian Ideologies of Empire and the Path to War with Japan (Northern Illinois University Press, 2001); co-editor with Bruce Menning of Reforming the Tsar’s Army: Military Innovation in Imperial Russia (Cambridge University Press, 2004); and with John Steinberg, et al, The Russo-Japanese War in Global Perspective: World War Zero, 2 vols. (E.J. Brill, 2005-2007). He is currently writing a book about Russian Orientalism under contract with Yale University Press.
 
Jennifer Siegel is Associate Professor of History at The Ohio State University. She received her Ph.D. from Yale University in 1998. She is
the author of Endgame: Britain, Russia and the Final Struggle for Central Asia (I.B. Tauris, 2002) and the co-editor, with Peter Jackson, of Intelligence and Statecraft: The Use and Limits of Intelligence in International Society (Praeger, 2005). She is currently working on an exploration of British and French private and government bank loans to Russia in the late imperial period up to the Genoa Conference of 1922, tentatively entitled "Peace and Money."
 
Laurie Stoff is Assistant Professor of History at Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, Louisiana. She received her PhD from the University of Kansas in 2002. She has taught Russian, East European, and women's history at the University of Kansas and the University of Vermont in addition to her current position. Her research focuses on the participation of women in World War I in Russia. Most recently (November 2006) her book, They Fought for the Motherland: Russia's Women Soldiers in World War I and the Revolution was published by the University Press of Kansas. She is continuing to investigate the relationship between Russian women and World War I, focusing on the activities of the Russian women's movement and women in auxiliary services during the War.
 
David R. Stone is a professor of history at Kansas State University. He received his Ph.D from Yale University in 1997. He is the author of two books: Hammer and Rifle: The Militarization of the Soviet Union, 1926-1933 (University Press of Kansas, 2000) and A Military History of Russia: From Ivan the Terrible to the War in Chechnya (Praeger Security International, 2006). He is currently working on a reevaluation of Leon Trotsky's role in the creation and development of the Red Army.
 

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