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Chrissy Stroop
Associated PostDoc, 2016 – 2017



Chrissy Stroop is an associated senior researcher in the Postsecular Conflicts Project. After earning a Ph.D. in modern Russian History and Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities from Stanford University in 2012, Chrissy Stroop spent three years teaching at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) in Moscow. Currently a Provost's Postdoctoral Scholar in the History Department at the University of South Florida, and editor of RANEPA's scholarly journal State, Religion and Church, Stroop focuses on the intersections of religion, politics, and society as both an academic and freelance journalist and commentator, in which latter capacity Stroop has written about American evangelical Protestantism and the contemporary Russian Orthodox Church, Moscow Patriarchate. As a scholar, Stroop has organized international conferences, published in journals including Russian Review, and participated in the international research project "Russia's Great War and Revolution: The Centennial Reassessment." In addition to studying the influence and reception of Nikolai Berdyaev and other Russian intellectuals with a particular focus on twentieth-century anti-secular discourse and anti-Communism, Stroop is working toward a co-edited volume (with Ana Siljak) provisionally titled "Russia, Religion and Secularism" and a monograph provisionally titled "The Politics of Providentialism: A Russian Civil Religious Vision in War, Revolution, and Exile."

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