For the past eight years or so, my research and writing have focused on migration in Russian political space across the Imperial, Soviet, and post-Soviet periods. The fruits of my collective endeavors with Leslie Page Moch include Broad is My Native Land: Repertoires and Regimes of Migration in Russia’s Twentieth Century (Cornell University Press), which was published in November 2014 and “Transnationalism in One Country? Seeing and Not Seeing Cross-Border Migration within the Soviet Union,” Slavic Review, vol. 75, no. 4 (Winter 2016): 970-986. During my consultancy year (2017-18) I wrote “Stuck on Communism: Memoir of a Russian Historian,” and co-edited with Krista Goff Empire and Belonging in the Eurasian Borderlands, to be published by Cornell University Press in 2019. I also gave keynote speeches to conferences in Passau, Germany (on “Privacy outside its comfort zone”) and at the German Historical Institute in Moscow (on “Industrial Cities – a global perspective”). For an interview with me about my career, see “An Interview with Lewis Siegelbaum,” Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History, vol. 17, no. 4 (2018): 689-696.
I am no longer accepting graduate students because I officially retired in May 2018.