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Patricia Herlihy 

Brown University

Patricia Herlihy was a professor of history emerita at Brown University. She taught Russian and Soviet history. Her areas of interest included the social, economic, and religious history of Russia and the Ukraine in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Her book Odessa: A History, 1794-1914 (Harvard University Press, 1987) was released in Ukrainian at the Fourth International Ukrainian Studies Conference in 1999 and was also published in Russian in 2007. She also authored Odessa Memories (University of Washington Press, Seattle, 2003) and The Alcoholic Empire: Vodka and Politics in Late Imperial Russia (Oxford University Press, 2002). She also worked on a biography of Eugene Schuyler, a nineteenth century Russian historian, translator, and diplomat who served in Russia, Constantinople, Rumania, Serbia, Greece, England, Italy, and Egypt. Professor Herlihy received her PhD in Russian history from the University of Pennsylvania.

Herlihy’s videos are used in this Choices Program curriculum unit:
The Russian Revolution

We mourn the death of Patricia Herlihy in 2018. She was our colleague and friend.

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