Melissa K. Stockdale, a Brian and Sandra O’Brien Presidential Professor, specializes in late imperial and revolutionary Russia, with research interests in nationalism, gender, and war and society. Her publications include Paul Miliukov and the Quest for a Liberal Russia, 1880-1918 (Cornell U.P., 1996); “‘My Death for the Motherland Is Happiness’: Women, Patriotism, and Soldiering in Russia’s Great War, 1914-1917,” American Historical Review (Feb 2004); Mobilizing the Russian Nation: Patriotism and Citizenship in the First World War (Cambridge University Press, 2016); and the edited volume Readings on the Russian Revolution: Debates, Aspirations, Outcomes (Bloomsbury Academic, forthcoming 2018). She is co-editor of the volumes Space, Place, and Power in Modern Russian History: Essays in the New Spatial History (Northern Illinois University Press, 2010); Russian Culture in War and Revolution, 1914-1922. 2 vols. (Slavica, 2014); and Women and Gender in Russia’s Great War and Revolution, 1914-1922 (Slavica, forthcoming 2020.) Support for her research has come from the National Endowment for the Humanities, IREX, the Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and the Fulbright-Hays program. An award-winning teacher, Professor Stockdale offers undergraduate courses in Russian history, World War I, and modern Europe, and two graduate seminars: "Nations and Nationalism" and “War, Gender and Society.” She received her Ph.D. from Harvard University.