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Associate Professor of History and Politics, Thompson Rivers University

My research focuses on the 20th century history of Russia and the Soviet Union, focusing on the Gulag during the Stalin era. My book, "Stalin's Gulag at War: Forced Labour, Mass Death, and Soviet Victory in the Second World War," was published in December 2018 (University of Toronto Press). I have written on the Gulag for journals including the Russian Review, the Journal of the History of Sexuality, and Canadian Slavonic Papers, and for anthologies published by the University of Pittsburgh Press and by Routledge.
I received a SSHRC Insight Grant (2019-2022) for my current project, "44 Lenin Avenue," about the 20th-century history of Tomsk, Russia.
I teach mostly on Russian and European history and politics, but also on global topics such as the concentration camp in comparative perspective, and environmental history.


  • 2019–present
    Associate professor, Thompson Rivers University
  • 2012–2019
    Assistant professor, Thompson Rivers University
  • 2009–2012
    Visiting assistant professor, Dickinson College


  • 2011 
    University of Toronto, Ph.D.


  • 2019
    Stalin's Gulag at War, University of Toronto Press

Grants and Contracts

  • 2019
    "44 Lenin Avenue"
    Primary Researcher
    Funding Source:
    Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada