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Christine D. Worobec

Northern Illinois University

 With the support of the NEH, the Kennan Institute, the 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. Her monographs, Peasant Russia: Family and Community in Post-Emancipation Russia (1991) and Possessed: Women, Witches, and Demons (2001), have both won the Heldt Prize. Worobec is the recipient of the 2008 Association for Slavic Women's Studies' Outstanding Achievement Award and the 2017 Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies' Distinguished Contributions Award. Her most recent publication is Witchcraft in Russia and Ukraine, 1000-1900: A Sourcebook (2020), co-edited with Valerie A. Kivelson.