Markus Thiel

Markus Thiel

Rebecca Friedman, Co-Director of the MEUCE, is Associate Professor of History and Director of European Studies at Florida International University. Her research focuses on gender and the family in modern Russian in the context of Russia's relationship to modern European institutions and ideologies, with a special emphasis on masculinity, domestic interiors, and childhood. She is the author of Masculinity, Autocracy and the Russian University, 1804-1863 (Palgrave/MacMillan, 2005) and (with Barbara Clements and Dan Healy) the collection Russian Masculinities in History and Culture (Palgrave, 2002), which is the first volume in English to focus on the growing field of Russian masculinity studies. She is currently working on a monographic study of gender, childhood and the domestic interior from the middle of the 19th century through the first decades of Bolshevik rule.