Current Research

My second historical monograph is tentatively titled Policing Faith: Gendarmes and Mystics in Early Nineteenth Century Russia. It will address gender and religious practice, alternatives to official Orthodoxy, the transmission and reception of ideas relating to unreason from Western Europe to Russia, and the connections between all this and the developing conservatisms and nationalisms of the early and mid-nineteenth century, as well as the effect of involvement in these movements on the reign of Alexander I.