Modern Biographies (Series)

Series Editors: 
Angela Brintlinger (Ohio State University, US)
Ludmilla Trigos (Independent Scholar)

Editorial Board: 

  • Sara Dickinson (University of Genoa, Italy)
  • Polly Jones (Oxford University, UK)
  • Steve Norris (Miami University, US)
  • Ludmilla Trigos (Independent Scholar, US)
  • Carol Ueland (Drew University, US)

One of the best ways to understand a culture is through the lives of those who created that culture, and Russian culture is no exception. Russia’s rich biographical tradition has for centuries showcased its fascinating figures, and this series aims to bring those lives to an Anglophone audience across the world. Modern Biographies offers exciting new perspectives on well-known figures while also drawing attention to overlooked or understudied subjects. The series will be an entry point for English-speaking readers to begin to understand the processes that have formed Russia as we know it and to highlight how biography has played a role in shaping Russian national identity.

The carefully selected authors of Modern Biographies have dedicated their careers to investigating and presenting Russia in monographs and scholarly articles, in classrooms, and in public lectures. For readers, this guarantees that these books are illuminating and engaging as well as authoritative and thought-provoking. The volumes are clearly written and appropriate for specialists and the general public alike.

Information for authors:

Academic Studies Press will vet potential authors and manuscripts, and you can be assured that as an author of this series, you will be in the company of some of the best writers and scholars in the field. At the same time, the broader scope of our audience and our marketing and distribution plans will facilitate these books landing in public libraries as well as on general education syllabi and other academic settings.

We seek manuscripts of approximately 80,000 words about Russian cultural figures from the 18th century to the present from literature, dance, music, art, film, politics, philosophy, and popular culture. The writing should be clear, lively, and accessible. Each volume will introduce an important figure or deepen knowledge about already well-known cultural actors.