SAINT AUGUSTINE – Flagler College’s Ideas and Images lecture series will host Dr. Laurie S. Stoff, Senior Honors Faculty Fellow at Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University, for a talk on “American Women and the Russian Revolution – Then and Now” on Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Flagler Room of Ponce de Leon Hall, 74 King St.
Stoff’s research mainly focuses on the intersections of gender and war, specifically, Russian women and the Great War. Her first book, “They Fought for the Motherland: Russia’s Women Soldiers in World War I and the Revolution,” examines the participation of women as combatants during the First World War in Russia. Her most recent book focuses on the experiences of women in medical services in that war, “Russia’s Sisters of Mercy and the Great War: More than Binding Men’s Wounds.” This work was awarded the Smith Prize for Best Book in European History by the European Section of the Southern Historical Association, as well as the prize for Best Book in Slavic Studies by the Southern Conference on Slavic Studies.
Stoff is the lead editor for a multi-volume project, Russia’s Great War and Revolution, exploring the frontline experiences of soldiers, nurses, and prisoners of war. Additionally, she serves as Associate Editor of an interdisciplinary journal in development entitled “Gender & Conflict,” which will consider the ways gender and conflict frame personal experiences, political negotiations, and cultural expressions.
She holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in History from the University of Kansas and a B.A. in History from The George Washington University. She has extensive teaching experience, having taught at the University of Kansas, the University of Vermont, and most recently, at Louisiana Tech University, where she was Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of History and the recipient of a number of teaching and research awards.
Flagler College’s Ideas & Images: Scholars and Artists-in-Residence program brings nationally and internationally-renowned experts to the campus, building on a tradition established when Henry Flagler’s Hotel Ponce de Leon served as an inspiration for stories, a haven for new ideas, a canvas for artistic endeavors, a showcase for new technology and a setting for athletic competitions. In its first decade, nearly 100 scholars and artists have participated in the program.
The final Ideas & Images presentation for this academic year will be:
Feb. 15, 7 p.m. – “From the Soviet Union to Putin’s Russia: A Journalist’s Perspective,”Andrew Nagorski, former Senior Editor of Newsweek International and former vice president and director of public policy for the East/West Institute – Lewis Auditorium, Flagler College.