David Rainbow

David RainbowDavid Rainbow is a 2013-2014 Postdoctoral Fellow in NYU’s Core Curriculum and a Writer in Residence at the Jordan Center. His dissertation, “Siberian Patriots: Participatory Autocracy and the Cohesion of the Russian Imperial State, 1858-1920,” traces the development of a social and political movement that sought to increase Siberian autonomy within the Russian empire called “Siberian regionalism,” and its relationship to broader transformations in how the Russia empire governed itself in the late imperial period. While completing his dissertation, he received fellowships from Fulbright IIE, the Remarque Institute, NYU’s Graduate School of Arts and Science, and the Humanities Initiative. His research and teaching interests include Russian history in a global perspective, north Asia, exile in world history, the history of political and social thought, and movement of people, things and ideas among modern empires. David holds an MA from Drew University in modern European intellectual history (2007), and a PhD from NYU in modern European and Russian history (2013).

Articles by David Rainbow

Separatism and the Russian Solution: Baja California, here we come!

Everyone’s afraid of the separatists these days; they’re messing up countries all over the place.

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