Pravilova Explores the Forces That Shaped Imperial Russia

Written by
Michael Hotchkiss, Office of Communications and Leda Kopach, Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies
March 7, 2016

Historian Ekaterina Pravilova explores Russia from the 18th century through the 1917 revolutions, sharing in her books and in the classroom her insights and perspectives on the forces that shaped a crucial period of the nation's history.

Pravilova, a professor of history who joined the Princeton University faculty in 2006, published her third book in 2014, A Public Empire: Property and the Quest for the Common Good in Imperial Russia. The book examines Russian ways of thinking about property and their role in the formation of civil society.

In her teaching of undergraduate and graduate students, Pravilova goes beyond Russian history to examine issues such as the history of property rights around the world. Her seminars also emphasize the tools of historical research and writing, particularly for juniors as they undertake independent work for their junior papers. Read more at News at Princeton.