My first book, Working Souls: Russian Orthodoxy and Factory Labor in St. Petersburg, 1880-1917 (Bloomington, Indiana: Slavica Publishers, 2007), addressed questions of religious (and irreligious) identity among workers in Russia’s most revolutionary and modern city, St. Petersburg/Petrograd. While documenting the remarkable vitality and diversity of urban religious life at the end of the Imperial era, it explores the various ways in which the components of workers’ religious identity – their practices, sensibilities, and beliefs about God, self and society – were transformed by the experience of modern factory life. It also considers the extent to which the evolving spiritual needs and demands of the working class laity precipitated changes in Russian Orthodoxy and the role of the Church in modern society.
Articles and Book Chapters:
“Russian Orthodox Women in Unorthodox Times: Patterns of Female Agency and Authority in the Revolutionary Era, 1917-1927,” in Religion and the Russian Revolution of 1917: Conflicts, Encounters, and Transformations, edited by Nadieszda Kizenko and Francesca Silano (Indiana University Press), expected in 2023.
"The Pious Women of an 'Unsimple Folk': Female Perspectives on Faith and Authority Among the Orthodox Laity of St. Petersburg, 1895-1917," Church and Society in Modern Russia: Essays in Honor of Gregory L. Freeze eds. Manfred Hildemeier and Elise Kimerling Wirtschafter (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2015), 113-132.
“‘Satan in the form of an angel?’ The Russian Orthodox Church’s controversial case against the Moscow brattsy, 1909 to 1913.” Religion, State and Society (June 2020) DOI: 10.1080/09637494.2020.1765683
“Healing Russia: Religious and Secular Perspectives on the ‘Miraculous’ Powers of Brother Ioann Churikov in St. Petersburg, 1894-1917,” (in Russian) in «Иррациональное в русской культуре / Сборник статей» под редакцией Ю. Маннхерц.— М.: Новое литературное обозрение, 2020 [“The Irrational in Russian Culture: A collection of essays,” ed. Julia Mannherz, (Moscow: Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie, 2020).]
“Soviet Propaganda Posters,” in Art Purposes: Object Lessons for the Liberal Arts, ed. by Joachim Homann (New York: DelMonico Books, 2019), 136-7.
"Orthodoxy and the Politics of Emotion in the Case of 'Brother Ioann' Churikov and His Followers, 1910-1914," in Orthodox Parodoxes: Heterogeneities and Complexities in Contemporary Russian Orthodoxy (Brill, 2015).
“Worker Cultures in Revolutionary Russia, 1914-1922,” in Russia’s Great War and Revolution, 1914-1922. The Century Reappraisal (Slavica, 2014).
“Petitions to Brother Ioann Churikov,” in Orthodox Christianity in Imperial Russia: A Sourcebook on Lived Religion, ed. Heather Coleman (Indiana University Press, 2015).
“Villain or Victim? The Faith-Based Sobriety of the Factory Worker Peter Terekhovich in Soviet Russia, 1925-29.” Europe-Asia Studies, Vol. 65, no. 9 (November 2013): 1737-54
“Trials of the Unorthodox Orthodox: The Followers of Brother Ioann Churikov and Their Critics in Modern Russia, 1894-1914,” Russian History 40 (2013): 244-63.
“The Religious Landscape in Revolutionary St. Petersburg, 1900-1917.” Journal of Urban History 37:6 (November 2011): 842-857.
«Из истории неортодоксального православия: «преступления» братца Иоанна Чурикова и его последователей в России в 1905-1914 гг.» [“A Case of Unorthodox Orthodoxy: The ‘Religious Crimes” of Brother Ioann Churikov and his Followers in Modern Russia, 1905-1914.”] in “Vina i Pozor v kontekse traditsionnoi kul’tury,” eds. Marianna Muraveyva and Natalia Pushkareva (St. Petersburg: European University Press, 2011).
“Raising Lazarus: Orthodoxy and the Factory Narod in St. Petersburg, 1905-1914,” Jahrbücher für Geschichte Osteuropas, vol. 52, no. 3 (2004).
“Orthodoxy and the Experience of Factory Life in St. Petersburg, 1881-1905,” in New Labor History: Worker Identity and Experience in Russia, 1840-1918, ed. by Michael Melancon and Alice Pate (Slavica, 2002).