Claudia Verhoeven is assistant professor in the History Department at Cornell University. She received her Ph.D. in 2004 from UCLA and was assistant professor of modern European history at George Mason University from 2006-2009. Her first book, The Odd Man Karakozov: Imperial Russia, Modernity, and the Birth of Terrorism (Cornell UP, 2009), is a micro/cultural history of the 1866 attempted assassination of Tsar Alexander II by the student radical, D. V. Karakozov. More recently, she has published a series of chapters and articles examining terrorism’s temporality, e.g. “Time of Terror, Terror of Time: On the Impatience of Russian Revolutionary Terrorism” in Jahrbücher für die Geschichte Osteuropas and “Oh, Times, There is No Time (But the Time that Remains): The Terrorist in Russian Literature, 1863-1913” in Terrorism and Narrative Practice. She is also the co-editor of The Oxford Handbook of the History of Terrorism (forthcoming from Oxford UP in 2013-14) and “Cultures of Radicalization: Discourses and Practices of Political Violence and Terrorism,” a special issue of the Social Science History Journal (forthcoming Fall 2012). Besides terrorism and related forms of irregular violence, her research interests include the revolutionary tradition; the history of modernism and the avant-garde; literature; historiography and historical method; and Russian, German, and European cultural-intellectual history.
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