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Seton Hall University

Nathaniel Knight, Ph.D.

Professor of History, Director of Russian and East European Studies Program
Department of History

I have been at Seton Hall teaching Russian and East European history, Western Civilization and Historical Methods since 1998. Before that I received my Ph.D. from Columbia University and lived in Russia for several years. In my research on nineteenth century Russia I have written, among other things, about scientific societies, folklore collectors, ethnographic exhibitions and expeditions, Orientalism, and Russian conceptions of nationhood. Forthcoming work includes studies of Russian scholarly biography, particularism in Russian science, Russian conceptions of race and a monograph on the history of Russian ethnography.