Keller is the author of To Moscow, Not Mecca (2001, Praeger Publishers) and most recently an essay on the origins of coerced child labor in Uzbekistan’s cotton fields.
She teaches Russian history from the Vikings to Putin as well as courses in Middle Eastern and Central Asian history. Keller is beginning a new project on the creation of modern childhood in Soviet Central Asia.More about Shoshana Keller >>
Bartle has written extensively on F.M. Dostoevsky, including articles in Russian Language Journal, Canadian Slavic Studies and Romantic Russia. He has also published translations of Dostoevsky's journalistic works, including Models of Candor (1998), and "Petersburg Visions in Prose and Verse" (1999) in Russian Language Journal. Bartle is currently the associate editor for reviews for the Slavic and East European Journal. His other research interests include Russian and Soviet film, language pedagogy and contemporary Russian culture.
Sciacca has lectured extensively on iconography and Russian churches, and contributed articles to Slavic Review, Journal of Slavic and East European Arts, and Ulbandus Review. His ongoing research interests are the Pochaev Monastery – the cultural politics of Right Bank Ukraine, iconography of Moscow's Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, and recent canonizations in the Russian Orthodox churches.
Rivera's research and teaching interests are in the field of comparative politics with particular emphases on democratization, elite political culture, the transformation of elites in post-communist settings and the diffusion of ideas.
Her articles have appeared in Perspectives on Politics, Political Studies, Party Politics, Post-Soviet Affairs, PS: Political Science and Politics, and Europe-Asia Studies, as well as in edited collections. She has also published pedagogical articles on the use of active learning strategies in the classroom.
Her research to date has been supported by the Social Science Research Council and the U.S. Department of Education. In 2012-13 she was a Fulbright U.S. Scholar to the Russian Federation.More about Sharon Werning Rivera >>