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Roxanne Easley

Professor of History

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Fields of Study

  • Modern Russia
  • Medieval Russia
  • Modern Eastern Europe
  • Early Modern Europe
  • Medieval Europe


University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon

  • Ph.D., Russian History, 1997.
  • Graduate Certificate in Russian and East European Studies, 1993.
  • M.A., Russian History, 1991.

Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia.

  • International Research and Exchanges Board Advanced Research Fellow.
  • Affliliated with the Nineteenth-Centruy Russian History Department, 1994-1995.

University of California, Davis, California.

  • B.A., summa cum laude, History 1986.
  • Senior Thesis: "The Strikes of 1970 in Poland."


The Emancipation of the Serfs in Russia: Peace Arbitrators and the Formation of Civil Society. BASEES / Routledge Series on Russian and East European Studies. London and New York: Routledge, 2008.

"Demographic Borderlands: People of Mixed Heritage in the Russian American Company and the Hudson's Bay Company, 1670-1870," Pacific Northwest Quarterly 99, no. 2 (Spring 2008): 73-91.

"Emancipation of 1861," The Modern Encyclopedia of Russian, Soviet and Eurasian History / Supplement 9 Dzhungar Khanate - Estates. Gulf Breeze, FL: Academic International Press, 2008.

"L.N. Tolstoy: Peace Arbitrator, 1861-1862." Tolstoy Studies Journal, vol. XV (December 2003), 1-18.

"Opening Public Space: The Peace Arbitrator and Rural Politicization, 1861-1864." Slavic Review 61:4 (Winter 2002), 707-731.

Courses Taught

World History I, II, and III (Prehistory to 1500, 1500-1800, 1815 to present), Medieval Europe, Renaissance/Reformation Europe, Imperial Russian History, Russian Revolutionary History, Soviet History, East European History, Democracy in Russia (team taught with Dr. Mark Halperin, English, and Dr. Dinara Georgeoliani, Russian; cross-listed, English and World Languages), The Russian Far East (cross-listed, Asia Pacific Studies), Russian Women’s History (cross-listed, Women’s Studies), History of the Cold War (Graduate Colloquium and Seminar, team-taught with Dr. Thomas Wellock, History), Comparative Revolutions (Graduate Colloquium and Seminar, team taught with Dr. Daniel Herman, History),Graduate Historiography, Senior Major Seminar, Introduction to History. Also Douglas Honors College, Senior Colloquium; World Languages Department, Slavic Civilizations (cross-listed, English); and Soviet Film (cross-listed, English and Film Studies).


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