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Laurie Manchester

Laurie.Manchester@asu.edu

Assoc Professor of History
SHPRS History Faculty
Faculty
Mail Code: 4302

COOR 4498 (Map)
(480)965-5241

Bio

A native of New England, Laurie Manchester received her Ph.D. in history from Columbia University. She is a historian of Russia, and travels there every year to work in archives and conduct oral interviews in Moscow and provincial cities. She is the author of Holy Fathers, Secular Sons: Clergy, Intelligentsia, and the Modern Self in Revolutionary Russia. and has published articles in Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History, Jahrbücher für Geschichte Osteuropas, Diaspora: A Transnational Journal, Russian History, and Slavic Review. Currently she is researching her second book, titled The Real Russians Return: Repatriates from China to the U.S.S.R. To date she has presented her work at conferences and universities all over the United States and in the United Kingdom, Russia, Germany, Israel and Poland.

Before joining the History faculty at ASU, she taught at Georgetown and Boston College. She as been the recipient of research fellowships from institutions such as Fulbright, the Woodrow Wilson Center, the National Council for Eurasain and East European Research, Harvard University, and the Social Science Research Center.

Professor Manchester teaches the required capstone undergraduate course (HST 495) focusing on the Russian Revolution. She also teaches a hybrid on Western Civilization since the Enlightenment (HST 104), as well as Revolutionary Europe (HST 354), the Soviet Experiment (HST 436) and the Russian Empire (HST 435).

Professor Manchester has served as a referee of scholarly journal articles and manuscripts for numerous scholarly journals and university presses, and a reviewer for national and international fellowships.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Associate Professor, Department of History, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

 

Research Interests

Russia, diaspora culture, return migration, autobiographical practices, religion.

Teaching Interests and Courses

 

Professional Service Activities

 

 

 

Research Interests

Russia, diaspora culture, return migration, autobiographical practices, religion.

Courses

Spring 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HST 104 Western Civilization
HST 354 Revolutionary Europe

Fall 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HST 436 The Soviet Experiment
HST 500 Research Methods

Spring 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HST 300 Historical Inquiry
HST 354 Revolutionary Europe
HST 590 Reading and Conference
HST 790 Reading and Conference

Fall 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HST 436 The Soviet Experiment
HST 500 Research Methods

Spring 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HST 790 Reading and Conference

Fall 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HST 498 Pro-Seminar
HST 500 Research Methods
HST 790 Reading and Conference

Spring 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HST 300 Historical Inquiry
HST 435 The Russian Empire
HST 492 Honors Directed Study
HST 493 Honors Thesis
HST 590 Reading and Conference
HST 599 Thesis
HST 790 Reading and Conference
HST 792 Research
HST 799 Dissertation

Fall 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HST 300 Historical Inquiry
HST 435 The Russian Empire
HST 492 Honors Directed Study
HST 493 Honors Thesis
HST 599 Thesis
HST 790 Reading and Conference
HST 792 Research
HST 799 Dissertation

Spring 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HST 498 Pro-Seminar
HST 598 Special Topics

Fall 2009

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HST 300 Historical Inquiry
HST 436 The Soviet Experiment

Publications and Other Intellectual ContributionsGoogle Scholar

  1. . Review of: Breaking The Ties that Bound: The Politics of Marital Strife in Late Imperial Russia. Journal of Modern History (2013).

  2. Book chapter: Laurie Manchester. Nositeli dorevoliutsionnyx traditsii stanoviatsiq sovetskimi grazhdanami: Vozvrashcheniie russkikh iz Kitaia v SSSR [Bearers of Pre-Revolutionary Traditions Becomes Soviet Citizens: The Return of Russians from China to the USSR]. Chelovek i lichnost' v istorii Rossii (konets XIX-XX v.) [The Individual and Subjectivity in the History of Russia (late 19th-20 Centuries). Evropeiskii dom (2013).

  3. Laurie Manchester. "A Reply to my Critics: Or the Confessions of an Unrepenent Interdisciplinarian.". Ab Imperio: Studies of New Imperial History and Nationalism in the Post-Soviet Space (2012).

  4. Book chapter: Manchester, Laurie. Rural Priests’ Wives and Daughters as "Agents of Enlightenment" in the Russian Countryside in the Late Imperial Period". Over There, In the Interior: Practices of Internal Colonization in the Cultural History of Russia. Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie (2012).

  5. Laurie Manchester. "Gender and Social Estate as Nationality: Orthodox Clergywomen's Eives and Daughters as Civilizing Agents in Late Imperial Russia". Journal of Modern History (2011).

  6. . Review of: Bodies like Bright Stars: Saints and Relics in Orthodox Russia. Slavic Review (2011).

  7. Laurie Manchester. "Contradictions at te Heart of Russian Liberalism: Pavel Miliukov's Image of Peter the Great and Use of the Role of Personality in History as an Academic, Politician , and an Emigre". Russian History (2010).

  8. Review of: Russian Baptists and Spiritual Revolution, 1905-1929. American Historical Review (2009).

  9. Laurie Manchester. "Repatriation to a Totalitarian Homeland: The Ambiguous Alterity of Russian Repatriates from China to the U.S.S.R. ". Diaspora: A Journal of Transnational Studies (2007).

  10. Laurie Manchester. "The Commonalities of Modern Political Discourse: Three Paths of Activism in Late Imperial Russia's Alternative Intelligentsia". Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History (2007).

  11. Review of: Orthodox Russia: Belief and Practices Under the Tsars. Social History (2006).

  12. Laurie Manchester. Sergei Elpat'evskii: Syn Sviashchennika, vrach, pisatel' (Sergei Elpat'evskii: Priest's Son, Doctor, Writer). Rozhdestvenskii Sbornik (2004).

  13. Laurie Manchester. Harbingers of Modernity, Bearers of Tradition: Popovichi as the Model Intelligentsia Self in Revolutionary Russia. Jahrbucher fur Geschichte Osteuropas (2002).

  14. Review of: Godless Communists: Atheism and Society in Soviet Russia, 1917-1932. Catholic Historical Review (2002).

  15. Review of: Castration and the Heavenly Kingdom: A Russian Fairy Tale. Journal of Modern History (2001).

  16. Review of: Dukhovnaia shkola v Rossii pervoi chetverti XIX veka (Clerical Schools in Russia in the First Quarter of the Nineteenth Century). Slavic Review (2000).

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Presentations

  1. Laurie Manchester "The Challenges of Repatriation to a Totalitarian Homeland: The Crafting of a New Ethnicity and Lingering Fear among Russians from China in post-Soviet Russia". History Faculty Forum. (Dec 2013).
  2. Laurie Manchester "Realizing ‘Real’ Russians Don’t Live in Soviet Russia: Russian Repatriates Born in China Narrate their First Impressions of their Historic Homeland.". Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies. (Nov 2013).
  3. Laurie Manchester "Repatriating Russian Emigre Archives or Erasing the Existence of a Diaspora?". Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies. (Nov 2013).
  4. Laurie Manchester "The Sovietization of Schools in Manchuria after 1945 and its Effect on the Repatriation of Russians to the USSR" (in Russian). 5th International Conference on the History of Education and Enlightenment in Siberia and Kazakstan. (Nov 2013).
  5. Laurie Manchester "Situating’ America’s Russian-speaking Refugees and Immigrants: Transnational and National Disciplinary Contexts.". NEH Summer Institute "America's Russian-Speaking Immigrants and Refugees". (Jun 2013).
  6. Laurie Manchester "The Real Russians Return: Repatriates from China to the U.S.S.R.". History department, St. Anthony's College, Oxford University. (Mar 2013).
  7. Laurie Manchester "A Missionizing Diaspora: Colonial Fantasies Among First Wave Emigres." Presented on March 31, 2012 at. Amherst College’s Symposium on Émigré Encounters: Exiles and Their Legacies.. (Mar 2012).
  8. Laurie Manchester "How the Religious Roots of the Russian Revolution Lead Scholars Astray.". "Religion, Revolution and Memory" conference held at Cambridge University. (Oct 2011).
  9. Laurie Manchester "The Colonial Imagination among Stateless Refugees: Russian First Wave Emigres in Africa, China and South America.". The Center for Russian and East European Studies of Stanford University. (May 2011).
  10. Laurie Manchester "Bearers of Pre-Revolutionary Russian Traditions Become Soviet Citizens: The Self-Fasjioning of Post-War Returnees from China". St. Petersburg International Coloquium "History and Subjectivity in Russia". (Jun 2010).
  11. Laurie Manchester "Can Stateless Refugees be Colonists? Attempts to Recreate Imperial Russia by First Wave Emigres in Africa, China and South America". Institute of Slavic, Eastern European and Eurasian Studies, University of California at Berkeley. (Jan 2009).
  12. Laurie Manchester "The Colonial World through Russian Eyes: Russian Refugees in Africa and China in the 1920s and 1930s". The Historical Society's 2008 Conference "Migration, Diaspora, Ethnicity and Nationalism in History". (Jun 2008).
  13. Manchester, Laurie Representations of China and Africa in Pre-Revolutionary Russian Travel Narratives and Émigré Personal Texts. Thirty-Ninth National Convention of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies. (Nov 2007).
  14. Manchester, Laurie Russian Representations of Asia. Thirty-Ninth National Convention of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies. (Nov 2007).
  15. Manchester, Laurie Was the Russian Orthodox Church on the Verge of a Reformation in 1917?. Thirty-Seventh National Convention of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies. (Nov 2005).
  16. Manchester, Laurie Using Autobiographies to Contrsuct an Alternative 'National" Culture: Popovichi as a Key to Redfining Identity in Late Imperial Russia. Seventh World Congress of the International Council for Central and East European Studies. (Jul 2005).
  17. Manchester, Laurie The olympics, Mail-Order Brides and the Cold War: Is Russian Deviant ir Part of the Western World?. Final Word Series. (Mar 2005).
  18. Manchester, Laurie A Secular Priesthood: Clergymen's Sons and a Revolution of the Self in Imperial Russia. History Department, University of California at Berkeley. (Feb 2005).
  19. Manchester, Laurie Childhood as Heaven on Earth. Russian History Workshop. (Feb 2005).
  20. Manchester, Laurie Political Usage of the Private: Late Imperial Russian Clerical Childhoods as Heaven on Earth. Russian History Workshop. (Feb 2005).
  21. Manchester, Laurie An Inegalitarian Society: Russian Orthodox Conceptions of Social Estates as Sinful or Virtuous. Thirty-Fifth National Convention of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies. (Nov 2003).
  22. Manchester, Laurie Sin and Virtue in Russian Culture. Thirty-Fifth National Convention of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies. (Nov 2003).
  23. Manchester, Laurie The Other Intelligentsia: Orthodoxy and Modern Selfhood in Imperial Russia. University Seminar on Slavic History and Culture. (Mar 2000).
  24. Manchester, Laurie Incorporating Orthodoxy into Russian History Survey Courses. Thirty-Third National Convention of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies.

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Service

  1. Adams Award for Excellence in European History, Chair (2010 - present)
  2. Adams Travel Committee, Chair (2010 - present)
  3. Faculty Women's Association, Presented on roundtable on Manging Family Obligations and Academia (2010 - present)
  4. Northern Illinois University Press, Referee for manuscripts (2008 - present)
  5. Canadian Slavonic Review, Referee for Journal Articles (2005 - present)
  6. Kritika:Explorations in Russian and East European History, Referee for Journal Articles (2005 - present)
  7. Graduate Committee, Member (2013 - 2014)
  8. Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History, Referee for journal article (2013)
  9. Qualifying Exams for Doctoral Students in European History, Committee Member (2013)
  10. Slavic Review, Referee for journal article (2013)
  11. Austrian Science Fund, Referee for post-doctoral fellowships (2013)
  12. Graduate Committee, Member (2012 - 2013)
  13. Adams Travel Award, Committee Chair (2013)
  14. Krueger Graduate Award, Committee Chair (2013)
  15. Arizona Academic Decathlon's Super Quiz on Russia, Quizmaster (2013)
  16. "Post-Atheism": Religion, Society, and Culture in Post-Communist Eastern Europe and Eurasia, chaired panel and served as a discussant on another panel (2013)
  17. Boren internal ASU Fellowship committee, Committee Member (2013)
  18. Reforming the Graduate Secondary Field., Member (2012)
  19. Arizona Academic Decathlon, Lecturer (2012)
  20. Fulbright Committee, Member (2012)
  21. Ab Imperio, Referee for journal article (2012)
  22. Cornell University, Referee for tenure (2012)
  23. Social Science Research Council's International Dissertation Research Fellows’ Workshop, Faculty Facilitator (2011)
  24. Northwestern University, Manuscript referee (2011)
  25. Adams Award for Excellence in European History, Member (2011)
  26. Fulbright Interviews for Applicants To Eastern European, Interviewer (2010)
  27. Austrian Science Fund "Religion and Secularism" program run by Charles Taylor, Outside Referee of Fellowship Application (2010)
  28. Social Science Research Council, Reviewer for 2008 and 2009 International Dissertation Research Fellowship Competition (2007 - 2009)
  29. Search Committee, Modern Japan, History Department, Member (2007 - 2008)
  30. Graduate Admissions Committee, History Department, Member (2008)
  31. Sub-Search Committee, Jewish Studies Chair, History Department, Member (2007 - 2008)
  32. Quality of Instruction Committee, Member (2004 - 2007)
  33. Carnegie Initiative Committee, Member (2003 - 2005)
  34. Alumni Award Committee for Excellence in Grduate Studies, Member (2005)
  35. Conflicts at the Border of Religions and the Secular: Comparative Modernities, Faculty Seminar Participant (2003 - 2004)
  36. Search Committee, U.S. National Security, Member (2004)
  37. Search Committee, Europe in a Global Context, Member (2003 - 2004)
  38. PAC, Member (2002 - 2003)
  39. Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict, Affiliated Faculty (ended 2003)
  40. Europe in a Global Context Search Committee, Member (ended 2003)

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