Katya Pravilova is Associate Professor of History at Princeton University, specializing in 19th century Imperial Russia. A native of St. Petersburg, she received a Ph.D. from the Russian Academy of Sciences in 1997. She was a research scholar at the Academy from 1995 to 2004. An assistant professor at the North-Western Academy of Public Administration from 1996 to 2002, she then served as an assistant professor at the European University at St. Petersburg from 2002 to 2006. She joined the faculty at Princeton as an assistant professor in the fall of 2006.
In 2010 she was awarded ACLS Charles Ryskamp Fellowship for her project “Res publicae in the imperial state? Property and power in the Russian Empire”.
Her recent publications include “The Property of Empire. Islamic Law and Russian Agrarian Policy in Transcaucasia and Turkestan”, in Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History 12, 2 (Spring 2011), 353-86. «Les res publicae russes. Discours sur la propriété publique à la fin de l’Empire» in Annales. Histoire, sciences sociales. mai-juin 2009, n° 3, p. 579-609, and Finansy Imperii: Dengi i vlast’ v politike Rossii na natsionalnykh okrainakh [Finances of Empire: Money and Power in Russian policy in the imperial borderlands].(Moscow: “Novoe Izdatel’stvo”, 2006, 450 pp.).
Personal page : https://www.princeton.edu/history/people/display_person.xml?netid=kprav