Kimberly St. Julian-Varnon
I am a historian of Russia, the Soviet Union, and Eurasia. Before my doctoral studies, I was a community college history professor and secondary teacher.
My public writing analyzes the linkages of race, foreign policy, and culture in the United States, Russia, and Ukraine.
I currently host the New Books Network Russia and Central Asia channels. I am also a book review editor for H-Ukraine (an H-Net Network). In the fall, I will be a Ph.D. student in History at the University of Pennsylvania.
You can book me for speaking engagements here.
*Note: My Fall semester speaking schedule is full. I do have openings in Spring 2021.
Photo Credit: Laurence Kesterson
Association for the Study of Nationalities
July 27, 2020
Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute
August 11, 2020
UPCOMING CONFERENCES AND TALKS
University of Kansas
September 3, 2020
RECENT PODCAST INTERVIEWS
Smoking Under the Tsars
I interview Dr. Tricia Starks about her latest engaging new monograph. She explores the history of tobacco and smoking in the Russian Empire.
A Sacred Space is Never Empty
I interview Dr. Victoria Smolkin about her new monograph which provides a fascinating examination of official Soviet atheism.
Stalinist Perpetrators on Trial
I sat down with Dr. Lynne Viola to discuss her important new monograph that explores the experiences of "perpetrators" during the Great Terror.