Dr. Andrey Ivanov

Assistant Professor

153 Gardner Hall

PhD, History, Yale University, 2012

Teaching Specialties: Russia and Soviet Union, World History, Eastern Europe, Central and Inner Asia, History of Religion, History of Ideas


  • World Civilizations II
  • Modern Russia
  • Early Russia
  • Central Asia: Empires and Nations
  • Global Cold War

Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS) profile

In the University News (selected):



Works in progress:

A Spiritual Revolution: The Impact of the Reformation and Enlightenment in Orthodox Russia 1700-1825 (forthcoming, University of Wisconsin Press).

“Peter the Great and Lahontan in Hannover.” Presentation and footnotes. In: Sébastien Côté and Antonio Domínguez-Leiva, eds. Lahontan en Allemagne. Correspondance inédite (1710-1716) (Quebec City: Les Presses de l’Université Laval, 2020).

“Escape from Rome: Feofan Prokopovych and Ukrainian Orthodox Ties to the Eternal City 1650-1750.” Forthcoming, Harvard Journal of Ukrainian Studies.

Selected publications:

"The Impact of Pietist and Anglican Spirituality in Catherinian Russia: the Works of St. Tikhon of Zadonsk," Vivliofika: Journal for Eighteenth Century Russian Studies 5 (2017): 40-72. Peer reviewed journal article.

“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.