Tracy McDonald, McMaster University

Assistant Professor History Hamilton, Ontario tmcdon@mcmaster.ca Office: (905) 525-9140 ext. 24148

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Dr. McDonald is a specialist in Russian and Soviet History. Her areas of interest include social and cultural history, micro-history, film, agrarian studies, violence, and animal studies. McDonald co-edited (with Lynne Viola, Sergei Zhuravlev and Andrei Mel'nik) a volume of documents on collectiv...

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Bio/Research

Dr. McDonald is a specialist in Russian and Soviet History. Her areas of interest include social and cultural history, micro-history, film, agrarian studies, violence, and animal studies. McDonald co-edited (with Lynne Viola, Sergei Zhuravlev and Andrei Mel'nik) a volume of documents on collectivization entitled Riazanskaia derevnia v 1929-1930 gg.: khronika golovokruzheniia (The Riazan Countryside, 1929-1930: A Chronicle of Spinning Heads), Moscow, Rosspen, 1998. Her articles on peasant rebellion and on banditry in Riazan have appeared in the Journal of Social History and Canadian-American Slavic Studies as well as the edited volume, Contending with Stalinism: Soviet Power and Popular Resistance in the 1930s. She is the author of Face to the Village: The Riazan Countryside under Soviet Rule, 1921-1930 (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2011). Recent publications include a review article for the International Journal of Working Class History and a forthcoming article on violence and collectivization in Europe-Asia Studies. She was one of the three founding members of the independent documentary-film company Chemodan Films. Between 2004 and 2009, she participated in the making of four films including Province of Lost Film, Uprising, and Photographer. The films have been screened at juried international film festivals. Trailers can be viewed at www.chemodanfilms.com. She is currently working on two research projects. The first involves the work of Evgeny Kashirin the photographer of the aformentioned film. The second is a monograph-length history of Soviet zoos.



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