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Daniel Scarborough

Nazarbayev University

From 2001 to 2003, I taught English as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Pskov and Leningrad oblasts. After this organization was expelled from Russia, I returned in 2004 to teach English in Moscow for another year. In 2005, I began my graduate study of Russian history at Georgetown University. I spent all of 2008 in Tver and Moscow, conducting archival research as a Fulbright-Hays Fellow. In August of 2012, I defended my dissertation on the Orthodox parish clergy’s reaction to war, famine and revolution over the late 19th and early 20th centuries. From the fall of 2013 to the spring of 2015, I taught the history of religion in the Russian Empire and Soviet Union as a Havighurst fellow in Miami University. In 2015, I began my current position as professor of Russian history at Nazarbayev University in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. In 2022, I published my first book with the University of Wisconsin Press: Russia’s Social Gospel: The Orthodox Pastoral Movement in Famine, War, and Revolution.

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Missionaries of Official Orthodoxy

Moscow’s Diocesan Revolution

The Pastoral Dilemma

Faith Without Works is Dead: Sacred Space and Civil Society in Late Imperial Moscow and Tver