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Mark Steinberg's research focuses on the city, revolutions, emotions, violence, space, moralities, and utopia. His books include Voices of Revolution, 1917 (Yale, 2001); Proletarian Imagination: Self, Modernity, and the Sacred in Russia, 1910-1925 (Cornell, 2002); Sacred Stories: Religion and Spirituality in Modern Russia, ed. with Heather Coleman (Indiana, 2006); A History of Russia, with Nicholas Riasanovsky (Oxford, 9th edition, 2018); Religion, Morality, and Community in Post-Soviet Societies, ed. with Catherine Wanner (Indiana, 2008); Kul’tury gorodov Rossiiskoi imperii na rubezhe XIX - XX vekov,  ed. with Boris Kolonitskii (St. Petersburg, Evropeiskii dom, 2009); Petersburg Fin de Siècle (Yale, 2011); The Russian Revolution, 1905-1921 (Oxford, 2017); and Russian Utopia (Bloomsbury, 2021). He was the editor of Slavic Review  from 2006 to 2013. He is currently working a new book project, "Crooked and Straight in the City: Moral Stories from the Streets of New York, Bombay, and Odessa in the 1920s."

Research Interests

Russia, cities, revolutions, emotions, and utopia


PhD University of California, Berkeley, 1987

Office Address

425 Gregory Hall
810 S Wright
M/C 466
Urbana, IL 61801


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