• Associate Professor (Lecturer), Geography Department


  • Moscow under Construction: City-Building, Place-Based Protest, and Civil Society, Lexington Books. Published, 08/01/2016.
  • Moscow on the Rise, From Primate City to Mega-Region, The Geographical Review 103(1), pp. 20-36.. Published, 01/2013.
  • New Moscow: An Exploratory Assessment, Eurasian Geography and Economics 52 (6): 857-875. Published, 12/2011.
  • Vanguard of Socialist Colonization?: The Krasnyi Vostok Expediton of 1920, Central Asian Survey, 3 (3–4), September–December 2011, 437–454. Published, 09/2011.
  • R. Argenbright (2010), Soviet Agitational Vehicles: Bolsheviks in Strange Places, in Mark Bassin, Chris Eley, and Melissa Stockdale, eds., Place, Space, and Power in Modern Russia: Essays in the New Spatial History. DeKalb: Northern Illinois Press: 142-163. Published, 04/2010.

Research Statement

My next goal is to publish an article about the controversy over a program to build Orthodox churches in Moscow parks.  Following that I will update my research on the development of New Moscow, also for an article.  After that I will begin writing a book about mobility issues and citizenship in Moscow.

Research Keywords

  • Moscow


  • New Moscow: From Utopian Dream to Mundane Sprawl? Conference Paper, Presented, 11/2016.
  • Moscow's Parks and Public Spaces: Progress or Palliative?, to be presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, San Francisco. Conference Paper, Presented, 04/2016.
  • “New Moscow Tomorrow: Cutting-Edge Mega-Region or Sprawl?,” presented at the International Geographic Union Regional Conference, Moscow. Conference Paper, Presented, 08/18/2015.
  • The Moscow Mega-Region: Functions Following Form?,” presented at the National Convention of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies,San Antonio. Conference Paper, Presented, 11/21/2014.


  • Russian, fluent.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Russian Federation