Imperial Modernities: Racial Anthropology as the Language of Russian Imperial Self-Description

March 28, 2014
Event Description: 
Dr. Marina Mogilner
University of Illinois at Chicago
March 28, 2014 - 3:00pm
ASU Tempe campus, Lattie F. Coor Hall, Room 5536

Marina Mogilner, an associate professor of history, holds the Edward and Marianna Thaden Chair in Russian and East European Intellectual History at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Since 1999, she has been a co-editor of the international peer-reviewed scholarly journal, Ab Imperio: Studies of New Imperial History and Nationalism in the Post-Soviet Space. A native of Kazan, Russia, she is the author of a number of monographs, including, most recently, Homo Imperii: A History of Physical Anthropology in Russia (University of Nebraska Press, 2013), as well as the editor of numerous co-edited volumes, including Confession, Empire, and Nation: Religion and the Problem of Diversity in the History of the Post-Soviet Space (Moscow: Novoe izdatel’stvo, 2012). She is currently working on the history of Russian-Jewish race science and has a forthcoming article in Jewish Social Studies on the subject, entitled “Toward a History of Russian-Jewish ‘Medical Materialism’: Russian-Jewish Physicians and the Politics of Jewish Biological Normalization.”

sponsored by the Faculty of History in the School of Historical, Philosophical & Religious Studies and Center for Jewish Studies, academic and research units of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

supported by the Melikian Center for Russian, Eurasian & East European Studies