Susanna Rabow-Edling is a research fellow at the Center for Russian and
Eurasian Studies, Uppsala University. She received her PhD from Stockholm
University and spent a year as a visiting scholar at Cornell University before
taking up a position at the department for East European Studies at Uppsala.
She is the author of Slavophile Thought and the Politics of Cultural
Nationalism (SUNY Press, 2006) as well as several articles about cultural and
civic aspects of Russian nationalism.
Her main research interests are: Russian political thought, nationalism,
imperialism (especially the civilizing mission), identity issues, and gender
Susanna is currently working on a book project about three governor’s
wives, who accompanied their husbands to Russian Alaska and lived there in the
period between 1829 and 1864. She is interested in how they tried to fulfill
sometimes conflicting roles as wives, mothers, and representatives of empire in
this distant colony and how contemporary notions of womanhood affected them.