• Associate Professor (Lecturer), Geography Department

Research Summary

Early on I researched several topics concerning the historical geography of the USSR. In the 90s I shifted to the study of post-Soviet Moscow, which is still my main interest. In 2016 I published _Moscow under Construction: City-Building, Place-Based Protest, and Civil Society_ (Lexington Books), in which I discuss the city’s changing morphology, Moscow’s development strategy, grass-roots opposition to the redevelopment program, and the reform of the planning process.


  • Ph.D., Geography, University of California at Berkeley. Project: The Russian Railroad System and the Founding of the Communist State, 1917-1922