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Eugene Finkel – Religious Diversity and Contentious Politics in Late Imperial Russia

May 1 @ 12:30 pm - 1:50 pm

Please join us on for a talk by Eugene Finkel of Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, on Wednesday, May 1st. This event is part of the  NYU Department of Politics, Comparative Politics Speaker Series and is co-sponsored by the Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia.

Event location: 19 West 4th Street, Room 217

The project analyzes the relationship between local-level religious diversity and contentious politics in late Imperial Russia. Based on the 1897 Russian Imperial Census data we investigate how different forms and levels of community and district-level religious diversity affect various types of contentious politics and violence in late Imperial Russia. More specifically, we focus not only on the most visible instances of ethnoreligious conflict, such as the anti-Jewish pogroms, but also investigate how religious diversity affects contentious political activities such as labor strikes and peasant unrest.

Eugene (Evgeny) Finkel is an Associate Professor on International Affairs, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. His research focuses on how institutions and individuals respond to extreme situations: violence, state collapse, and rapid change. Finkel is the author of Ordinary Jews: Choice and Survival during the Holocaust (Princeton University Press, 2017), which analyzes how Soviet and Polish Jews chose their survival strategies under the Nazi occupation. His articles have appeared in the American Political Science ReviewComparative Political StudiesComparative PoliticsEast European Politics and SocietiesSlavic ReviewDemocratization, and several other journals and edited volumes.


May 1
12:30 pm - 1:50 pm
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19 West 4th Street, Room 217
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