Professor Melissa K. Stockdale is a specialist in modern Russian history, whose publications include Paul Miliukov and the Quest for Liberal Russia, 1880-1918
(Cornell U.P., 1996) and “‘My Death for the Motherland Is Happiness’: Women, Patriotism, and Soldiering in Russia’s Great War, 1914-1917,” American Historical Review
(Feb 2004), winner of the AWSS Heldt Prize for Best Article in 2004. She is currently finishing her second book, “A Hard Country to Love”: Patriotism and National Identity in Russia's Great War, 1914-1918, and co-editing a volume of essays, Space, Place, and Power in Modern Russian History. Support for her research has come from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, IREX, the Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies, the John M. Olin Foundation, and the Fulbright-Hays program. An award-winning teacher, Professor Stockdale offers an array of undergraduate classes in Russian history, a course on World War I, a course on capitalism and socialism (co-taught), and a graduate seminar, "Nations and Nationalism." She received her Ph.D. from Harvard University.