Robson, Roy R(aymond) 1963-

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ROBSON, Roy R(aymond) 1963-

PERSONAL: Born June 19, 1963, in Erie, PA; son of Joe B. and Anita (Evanoff) Robson; married Kim Elizabeth Pawlak, July 19, 1987. Education: Allegheny College, B.A. (cum laude), 1985; Pennsylvania State University, graduate study, 1985-86; University of Pittsburgh, M.A., 1987; Boston College, Ph.D., 1992. Hobbies and other interests: Rowing.

ADDRESSES: Home—223 Congress Ave., Lansdowne, PA 19050. Offıce—Department of Humanities, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, 600 S. 43rd St., Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495. E-mail—[email protected] edu.

CAREER: Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, adjunct assistant professor of history, 1992-94; Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, NC, assistant professor of history, 1994-97; University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, began as assistant professor, became associate professor of humanities, 1997—. Harvard University, fellow of Russian Research Center, 1992-95; University of North Carolina/Duke University Joint Center for the Research of Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia, fellow, 1997.

MEMBER: American Historical Association, American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, Southern Conference of Slavic Studies.

AWARDS, HONORS: Fulbright fellow in Helsinki, Finland, 1990; National Endowment for the Humanities, grant, 1993, fellowship, 1997; fellow of American Council of Learned Societies and Social Science Research Council, 1993-95; grants from International Research and Exchanges Board, 1996, 1997, and American Council of Learned Societies, 1996.


Old Believers in Modern Russia, Northern Illinois University Press (DeKalb, IL), 1995.

Solovki: The Story of Russia Told through Its Most Remarkable Islands, Yale University Press (New Haven, CT), 2004.

Contributor to books, including Seeking God: The Recovery of Religious Identity in Russia, Georgia, and Ukraine; Essays on Confessionality and Religious Culture, edited by Stephen K. Batalden, Northern Illinois University Press (DeKalb, IL), 1993. Contributor of articles and reviews to periodicals in the United States and abroad, including Slavic Review.