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Professor of History, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Gerhard Casper Fellow - Class of Spring 2023

Paul W. Werth is Professor of History at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he has primarily studied the history of religious diversity and confessional policy in imperial Russia. He completed a BA at Knox College and PhD at the University of Michigan. Werth’s books include At the Margins of Orthodoxy: Mission, Governance, and Confessional Politics in Russia’s Volga-Kama Region (Cornell, 2002), The Tsar’s Foreign Faiths: Toleration and the Fate of Religious Freedom in Imperial Russia (Oxford, 2014), and his most recent monograph, 1837: Russia’s Quiet Revolution (Oxford, 2021). His scholarly articles have appeared in Social History, Journal of Modern History, Comparative Studies in Society and History, Slavic Review, Ab Imperio, Cahiers du monde russe, and Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History, which he co-edited from 2010-2015. Werth has received fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, Woodrow Wilson Center’s Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies, Center for Advanced Study at Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München, National Endowment for the Humanities, and Slavic Research Center at the University of Hokkaido, among others.

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