Andrey V. Ivanov

Dr. Andrey Ivanov

Assistant Professor
Russian History

Office: Gardner 153
Tel: 608.342.1790

PhD, History, Yale University

Teaching Specialties:
Russia and Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, Central and Inner Asia, History of religion, History of ideas, world history

• World Civilizations II
• Modern Russia
• Early Russia
• Central Asia: Empires and Nations 700-2017
• Global Cold War (coming soon)

Pioneer Spotlight:

Recorded public lecture: “Peter the Great and the Rise of Modern Russia”


Selected works in progress:
A Spiritual Revolution: the Reformation and Enlightenment in Orthodox Russia 1700-1825 (monograph)

“Did Russia Have a Reformation? Towards A New Frontier in European Religious History” (article in preparation)

“Davids and Goliaths: Military Propaganda in Imperial Russia, 1700-1815” (under review and revision, Journal of Military History)

“Escape from Rome: Feofan Prokopovych and Ukrainian Orthodox Ties to the Eternal City 1650-1750” (under review, Harvard Ukrainian Studies)

Selected recent publications:
“Paul W. Werth, The Tsar’s Foreign Faiths:Toleration and the Fate of Religious Freedom in Imperial Russia (New York: Oxford University Press, 2014), xiv and 288 pages.” Modern Greek Studies Vol. 30/31 (2015): 501-504. Book Review.

“The Saint of ‘Russian Reformation’: St. Tikhon of Zadonsk and the Impact of Protestantism in Eighteenth Century Orthodox Church.” In Cathy Potter, Jennifer Spock, Nikolaos Chrissidis, eds. Religion and National Identity in Russia and the Soviet Union (Bloomington, Ind., 2011). Book chapter.

“Conflicting Loyalties: Fugitives and ‘Traitors’ in the Russo-Manchurian Frontier, 1651-1689.” Journal of Early Modern History Volume 13, No. 5 (2009), 333-358. Article

“Reformation and the Muscovite Czar: Anti-Protestant Polemic in the Writings of Ivan the Terrible.” Sixteenth Century Journal 40 (Winter 2009), pp. 1109-1129. Article.

"Andrei Sakharov," "Ideology," and "Two Camps Concept" – entries in Van Dijk, Ruud, ed. The Encyclopedia of the Cold War (New York: Routledge, 2008), vol. I, pp. 425-427; Vol. II, pp. 765-767, 916-918

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