Adele Lindenmeyr, PhD

Adele Lindenmeyr, PhD is the William and Julia Moulden Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Villanova University. Her book Citizen Countess: Sofia Panina and the Fate of Revolutionary Russia (University of Wisconsin Press, 2019) has received a National Endowment for the Arts Open Book Award. She is also the author of Poverty is not a Vice: Charity, Society and the State in Imperial Russia (Princeton University Press, 1996), which won the Heldt Prize for Best Book Published by a Woman in Slavic Studies from the Association for Women in Slavic Studies.  She is also coeditor of several volumes in the series Russia’s Home Front in War and Revolution, 1914-1922 (Slavica Publishers, 2014-present) devoted to publishing new research on Russian history during World War I and the 1917 Revolution.

Her research has been published in American, European and Russian scholarly outlets, and has received fellowship support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Philosophical Society, and the Likhachev Foundation, among others. She is a frequent presenter at national and international conferences, including most recently the annual convention of the Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies, the Notre Dame University Workshop on the Russian Revolution of 1917, and the Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Genders, and Sexualities. Dean Lindenmeyer also participated with other Russian history specialists in a panel on the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars' Kennan Institute.

A magna cum laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor's degree in Russian language and literature, Dr. Lindenmeyr earned her PhD in History at Princeton University.