About

Chris Chulos received his B.A. from Loyola University Chicago and M.A. and Ph.D. from The University of Chicago. Between 1994 and 2002, he was a research fellow and faculty member at the Renvall Institute for Area and Cultural Studies (now the Department of World Cultures) and in the Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art Studies at the University of Helsinki, Finland, where he remains a permanent member of the faculty. At Roosevelt he teaches courses on Modern European Social and Cultural History. His publications include Converging Worlds: Religion and Community in Peasant Russia, 1861-1917 (DeKalb, IL: Northern Illinois University Press, 2003), Imperial and National Identities in Pre-Revolutionary, Soviet, and Post-Soviet Russia, co-edited with Johannes Remy (Helsinki: Finnish Literature Society, 2001), The Fall of an Empire, the Birth of a Nation: National Identities in Russia (Nationalism and Fascism in Russia), co-edited with Timo Piirainen, (Aldershot:  Ashgate, 2000), and many articles about religion and culture in nineteenth century Russia. He has held visiting positions at the Kennan Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C., the School of Slavonic and East European Studies at the University College London, St. Petersburg State University (Russia), and Joensuu University (now University of Eastern Finland) and Tampere University (both in Finland). He has been a Fulbright scholar and IREX exchangee, as well as a recipient of grants from the European Union, the Finnish Academy of Sciences, and the Russian Academy of Sciences. His current work concentrates on history and memory in late imperial Russia, with an emphasis on early Russian cinema.