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  history in practice.  


History in Practice is my YouTube channel where I talk about how history works, about teaching and writing history, and chat with other historians about their practice.

Me gesturing a lot while talking

about me.

I'm a historian of Russia and Professor of History at Queens College, City University of New York. I talk about history on a YouTube channel called History in Practice. I'm the author of The Essential Guide to Writing History Essays (Oxford University Press, 2020) and An Ordinary Marriage: The World of a Gentry Family in Provincial Russia (Oxford University Press, 2013), as well as various articles and op-eds. I earned my BA at the University of Chicago and my PhD at Columbia University. I have lived and complained about the weather in Norway as well as in St. Petersburg, Moscow, and Ivanovo in Russia. I now live and complain about the weather with my husband and two children in Connecticut, where we are all owned by one weird cat.

My profile on Humanities Commons

My faculty profile at Queens College, CUNY



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