Faculty Advisers

Leslie Moch.jpgDr. Leslie Page Moch is an historian of European Migration and Professor of History at Michigan State University. Trained as an historian of France, she has written on France and Western Europe, and has now explored the history of migration in Russia.  From this last venture came Broad Is My Native Land: Repertoires and Regimes of Migration in Russia’s Twentieth Century, coauthored with Lewis Siegelbaum (Cornell U.P., 2014) – a follow-up to The Pariahs of Yesterday: Breton Migrants in Paris (Duke U.P., 2012) and Moving Europeans: Migration in Western Europe since 1650 (Indiana U.P., 2003).


Dr. Lewis Siegelbaum is Jack and Margaret Sweet Professor of History at Michigan State. He has been teaching Russian and European history at MSU since 1983. He migrated from labor history to the history of consumption and material culture in the Soviet Union, and in the process shifted his attention from the Stalin era to the late Soviet period. He has written dozens of scholarly articles and book chapters and was the co-author of the award-winning website Seventeen Moments in Soviet History (www.soviethistory.msu.edu), the most widely used online source for teaching and learning about Soviet history. His book, Cars for Comrades: The Life of the Soviet Automobile (Cornell, 2008) was awarded two prizes by the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies. A Russian edition of Cars for Comrades was published by ROSSPEN in Moscow and The Socialist Car: Automobility in the Eastern Bloc, a collection of 11 essays that he edited, was published by Cornell University Press. He also became editor-in-chief of REGION, a new print journal based in Seoul, South Korea devoted to Russia and the former Eastern Bloc, now in its fourth year of publication and available via Project Muse in academic libraries.

For the past six years or so, his research and writing have focused on migration in Russian political space across the Imperial, Soviet, and post-Soviet periods. The fruit of his collective endeavor with Leslie Page Moch is Broad is My Native Land: Repertoires and Regimes of Migration in Russia’s Twentieth Century (Cornell University Press), which was published in November 2014.

stephanie-nawyn.jpgDr. Stephanie J. Nawyn is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology with expertise in gender and migration, focusing on forced migration and the ways that structural inequalities inhibit immigrant incorporation. Her work has primarily focused on refugee resettlement and the economic advancement of African migrants in the U.S. More recently Dr. Nawyn began a study of human trafficking in Turkey, and was a Fulbright Fellow at Istanbul University during the 2013-14 academic year. Dr. Nawyn is also the Co-Director of Academic Programs, Outreach, and Engagement at the Center for Gender in Global Context at Michigan State University.