Stephen B. Riegg
Specialty: Imperial Russia, Armenia and the Caucasus, European empires
Stephen Riegg’s research and teaching interests include imperial Russian history, nineteenth-century European politics, and nationalism and imperialism in Eurasia. His current book project, Beyond the Caucasus: The Russian Empire and Armenians, 1801–1914, explores the relationship between the Russian empire and the Armenian diaspora that populated Russia’s territorial fringes and navigated the tsarist state’s metropolitan centers. A thoroughly empirical study of Russia’s evolving methods of rule, this book uses archival sources from St. Petersburg and Moscow, Russia, and Erevan, Armenia, to reassess the nature of Russian imperialism in the nineteenth century. Dr. Riegg’s research and writing have been supported by the Fulbright-Hays program, American Councils for International Education, the Kennan Institute of the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars, and the Doris G. Quinn Foundation.