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Christine Worobec

Guest Speaker


    May 1, 1985 — January 1, 1986

    Professional affiliation

    Professor Emerita, Northern Illinois University

    Wilson Center Projects

    The Peasant Family in Russia and Russian Ukraine, 1860-1905: A Comparative Analysis

    Full Biography

    With the support of the NEH, Institute of Advanced Studies in Paris, Aleksanteri Institute (University of Helsinki), and Open Society Institute, Distinguished Research Professor Emerita Christine D. Worobec (Northern Illinois University) has published widely on nineteenth-century Russian and Ukrainian peasants, women and gender issues, and religious history. Both her monographs, Peasant Russia: Family and Community in Post-Emancipation Russia (1991), and Possessed: Women, Witches, and Demons (2001) have won the Heldt Prize. She has received the 2008 Association for Slavic Women's Studies' Outstanding Achievement Award as well as more recently the 2017 ASEEES Distinguished Contributions Award. One of Worobec's latest publication, "The Long Road to Kiev: Nineteenth-Century Orthodox Pilgrimages," Modern Greek Studies Yearbook 30/31 (2014/2015): 1-24, won the American Association for Ukrainian Studies' 2017 Article Prize and has been translated into Ukrainian. Her current research project examines Orthodox pilgrimages in Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus since 1700. Worobec is also working with Valerie Kivelson (University of Michigan) on a sourcebook on witchcraft in early modern and modern Russia and Ukraine.