Carol (Kira) Stevens

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Carol (Kira) Stevens

Professor of History and Russian and Eurasian Studies, Emerita

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BA, University of South Carolina, 1971; MA (1979), PhD (1985), University of Michigan

Colgate University, Bowdoin College, University of Michigan.

History of Muscovy, Russian Empire and USSR; military history of medieval and early modern Europe, law and conflict resolution in early modern Russia.

Early modern Russia: popular culture, law and social change, banditry; Military history

  • Russia's Wars of Emergence, 1460-1730 (2007)
  • Soldiers on the Steppe (1995)
  • Translation and annotations, with J.E. Knox, Problems of Abnormal Psychology (1993)
  • Articles and reviews in, among others, American Historical Review, Journal of Modern History, Slavic Review, Russian Review, Kritika, Russian History, Soviet Studies in History, and California Slavic Studies. ​Chapters in, among others, ​Portraits of Old Russia, Oxford Handbook of Early Modern European History.

"The Politics of Grain Supply: Grain and the State in southern Russia, 1640-1725" Chair: Professor Horace W. Dewey; Committee: Louise Tilly, John V. A. Fine, Jr., Charles Tilly

Various, including: Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Central Asia, Belorus, Eastern and Western Europe, Turkey, Latin America, West and Central Africa.

Historical research and teaching, urban planning, NGO activism, translations.

SSRC, IREX, and other grants; associate, Ukrainian Institute, Harvard University; visiting scholar, Harriman Institute, Columbia University

Languages: Russian, Old Russian, French, Spanish, limited reading knowledge of German, Italian, Ukrainian; beginning Turkish