Dr. Sharon A. Kowalsky

Associate Professor, Director of Gender Studies, Graduate Advisor
Education: PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2004
Office: Ferguson Social Sciences Building, 105
Phone: 903-886-5627
Email address: Sharon.Kowalsky@tamuc.edu

Research Interests
Russian and Soviet History, Women's History, History of Crime and Deviance

Recent Publications
"Transforming Society: Criminologists, Violence, and Family in War and Revolution” in Russia’s Home Front in War and Revolution, 1914-22, Book 2: The Experience of War and Revolution. eds. Adele Lindenmeyr, Christopher Read, and Peter Waldron. Bloomington, IN: Slavica Publishers, 2016.

"Continuity and Change: Russian and Early Soviet Criminology and the Criminal Woman” in The Oxford Handbook of the History of Crime and Criminal Justice. eds. Paul Knepper and Anja Johansen. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016.

"Peace, Land, and Bread: The Russian Revolution" in Themes in Modern European History: Social Movements and Cultural Currents, 1789-1945, ed. Vandana Joshi. New Delhi, India: Orient BlackSwan, 2010. 

Deviant Women: Female Crime and Criminology in Revolutionary Russia, 1880-1930. DeKalb, IL: Northern Illinois University Press, 2009.

Professional Service
Executive Committee Member, Southern Conference on Slavic Studies (SCSS)
President-Elect, SCSS (2015-2017)
Board Member, Association of Women in Slavic Studies (AWSS)
Book Review Editor, AWSS
Chair, Committee on the Status of Women in the Profession, Association of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies
Editorial Board, Aspasia

Recent Courses Taught-Undergraduate
U.S. History from 1865
The Cold War
Europe 1648-1848
Europe From 1848
Women in Modern Europe
Urban Underworlds

Recent Courses Taught-Graduate
Colloquium in Modern European History
Comparative European Revolutions
World War I in Europe: The Home Front