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Cynthia Whittaker
Position: Professor
Campus Affiliation: Baruch College|Graduate Center
Phone: 646-312-4317
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D. Indiana University
Research Interests: Russian History
Selected Publications

The Origins of Modern Russian Education: An Intellectual Biography of Count Sergei Uvarov, 1796-1855. (DeKalb, Northern Illinois University Press, 1984).


Alexander Pushkin: Epigrams and Satirical Verse, (Ardis, 1984). S. S. Uvarov i ego vremia. St. Petersburg, Russia: Akademicheskii proekt, 1999, 351 pp.

Russian Monarchy: Eighteenth-Century Rulers and Writers in Political Dialogue. DeKalb, IL: Northern Illinois University Press, 2003, 308 pp.

Editor, Russia Engages the World, 1453-1825. Published jointly by Harvard University Press and the New York Public Library, 2003, 208 pp.


Editor, Visualizing Russia; Fedor Solntsev and the Crafting of a National Past. Brill Academic Press, forthcoming in June 2010.


The Passions of an Empress: Catherine the Great as an Art Collector, Builder, Writer, and Reader. Book, forthcoming in 2012.


"The Idea of Autocracy Among Eighteenth-Century Russian Historians." (Russian Review, April 1996).

"E.R. Dashkova i ee ideia samoderzhaviia (E.R. Dashkova and Her Idea of Autocracy)." In E.R. Dashkova: 250 let so dnia rozhdeniia (E.R. Dashkova: On the 250th Anniversary of Her Birth, (ed. M.M. Safonov and A. Vorontsov-Dashkov) Moscow, 1994.

"The Reforming Tsar: The Redefinition of Autocratic Duty in 18th-Century Russia," Slavic Review, 51 (1992), Pp. 77- 98.

"Russian Imprints from the Micholaevan Era in the New York Public Library." Bulletin of the Humanities Research Center 4 (1987), pp. 109-118.

"The Women's Movement During the Reign of Alexander II: A Case Study in Russian Liberalism" Journal of Modern History, XLVIII, 2 (1976) Pp. 35-69.