Eileen Kane



Eileen Kane, Assistant Professor of History

Assistant Professor of History
Joined Connecticut College: 2008

Education
A.B., Brown University; MA, Ph.D., Princeton University

Specializations
Russian/Soviet/post-Soviet history
Modern Europe
Empires

Contact Eileen Kane: ekane2@conncoll.edu

Eileen Kane is a historian of modern Russia, interested in comparative, global approaches to history. Her research and teaching focus on modern Russia, and she always seeks to consider Russia’s history within broader histories of Europe and the world. She is especially interested in the history of empires; migration; and Islam and Europe.

She teaches courses on Russian, Soviet, European, and Eurasian history.

Her research has taken her to archives and manuscript collections in St. Petersburg, Moscow, Odessa, Tbilisi and Istanbul, and been supported by numerous national fellowships and grants, including most recently a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship (2009-10) and a publication grant from the American Association of University Women.

She is currently finishing her first book, a history of Russian involvement in the hajj — the Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca —in the colonial era.

Selected publications:

- "The Other Front: New Histories of World War I in the East," Review essay for Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History (forthcoming, winter 2014)

- "Odessa as a Hajj Hub, 1880s-1910s," in Russia in Motion: Essays on the Politics, Society, and Culture of Human Mobility, 1850-Present, ed. John Randolph and Eugene Avrutin (University of Illinois Press, 2012)

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