Valerie Ann Kivelson

Valerie Ann Kivelson

Fellow: Awarded 2022
Field of Study: History

Competition: US & Canada

Valerie Kivelson teaches at the University of Michigan, where she is Thomas N. Tentler Collegiate Professor and Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of History. Her publications include Desperate Magic: The Moral Economy of Witchcraft in Seventeenth-Century Russia (2013); and Cartographies of Tsardom: The Land and Its Meanings in Seventeenth-Century Russia (2006), Autocracy in the Provinces: Russian Political Culture and the Gentry in the Seventeenth Century (1997), Russia’s Empires (2016), coauthored with Ronald G. Suny, and most recently, Witchcraft in Early Modern & Modern Russia and Ukraine: A Sourcebook, translated and edited with Christine D. Worobec. Her current projects include a monograph on Icons of Empire, and an edited volume, Picturing Russian Empire, with Joan Neuberger and Sergei Kozlov. She received her Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1988, MA from San Francisco State University in Slavic Language and Literatures in 1982, and AB from Harvard in 1980. She is a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy.

Photo Credit: Margaret Kivelson

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