Laura Engelstein

Laura Engelstein is an American historian who specializes in Russian and European history. She served as Henry S. McNeil Professor Emerita of Russian History at Yale University and taught at Cornell University and Princeton University. Her numerous publications have included ''Moscow, 1905: Working-Class Organization and Political Conflict'' (1982); ''The Keys to Happiness: Sex and the Search for Modernity in Fin-de-Siecle Russia'' (1992); ''Castration and the Heavenly Kingdom: A Russian Folktale'' (1999); ''Slavophile Empire: Imperial Russia’s Illiberal Path'' (2009); and ''Russia in Flames: War, Revolution, Civil War, 1914-1921'' (2017). In 2000, she co-edited an essay collection with Stephanie Sandler, ''Self and Story in Russian History.'' A translation with Grazyna Drabik of Andrzej Bobkowski's ''Wartime Notebooks: France, 1940-1944'', is set to be released in November 2018. Her research interests lie in the "social and cultural history of late imperial Russia, with attention to the role of law, medicine, and the arts in public life," as well as "themes in the history of gender, sexuality, and religion." Shortly before fall 2014, Engelstein retired from her work as a professor at Yale University. Provided by Wikipedia