Assistant Professor of History
B.A., M.A., and Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Imperial Russia, the Soviet Union, Late Modern Europe
Alexis Peri focuses on the history of modern Russia and Eastern Europe, especially the Romanov and Soviet periods. She has strong interests in the history of modern warfare, terror and terrorism, intimacy and private life, women and gender, US-Soviet relations, and the importance of literature in history. Peri has published a monograph entitled The War Within: Diaries from the Siege of Leningrad (Harvard University Press: 2017), articles in Kritika and The Soviet and Post-Soviet Review, and chapters in the following edited volumes: Hunger and War: Food Provisioning in the Soviet Union During World War II (Indiana University Press, 2015), Chelovek i lichnost’ v istorii Rossii konets XIX-XX vek (Nestor-Istoriia, 2013), and Zhizn’ in byt’ blokirovannogo Leningrada (Nestor-Istoriia, 2010). Her work has been supported by grants from the Fulbright Program, the International Research & Exchanges Board, the Mabelle McLeod Lewis Memorial Fund, Phi Beta Kappa, the Foreign Language & Area Studies Program, and the Office of the Chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley.